If you've been paying attention at all the last couple years, you would know the name Zaha Hadid. She is one of the most prolific living architects in the world and continues to create the most awe-inspiring and innovative structures we've ever seen. The ArRiyadh Development Authority of Saudi Arabia has selected Zaha Hadid Architects to design and build the next King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) metro station to be completed over the next four years.
The project will cover 20,434 square meters, house six platforms on 4 levels, and will provide service to six metro lines that connect the entire city. The design for the structure is described in very strange terms: "The resulting configuration is a three-dimensional lattice defined by a sequence of opposing sine-waves (generated from the repetition and frequency variation of station’s daily traffic flows) which act as the spine for the building’s circulation. These sine-waves are extended to the station’s envelope and strictly affiliated to its internal layout, translating the architectural concept to the exterior." Uh, yeah. We think it looks like a big abstract ship made of waves.