The kaaba smooch stone reminds me of one as well.
Architect behind designs of ‘Vagina Stadium’ for 2022 World Cup is a WOMAN… and she isn’t very happy about critics’ comparisons of her plans to female private parts
Private parts: Designed by AECOM in association with Zaha Hadid Architects, the new 40,000-seat Al Wakrah Stadium is a proposed venue for matches during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
- Female architect Zaha Hadid is behind designs for the stadium
- Iraqi-born Hadid has hit back against claims her plans resemble female genitalia
- The new Al-Wakrah stadium in Qatar is instead inspired by a dhow boat
- Designs for new climate-controlled stadium went viral after being unveiled
- Immediately, the stadium was likened to a woman’s private parts
PUBLISHED: 19:40 GMT, 23 November 2013 | UPDATED: 20:40 GMT, 23 November 2013
Zaha Hadid has said claims her plans for the new stadium resemble a vagina are ‘really embarrassing’
The female architect behind designs for the new Al-Wakrah sports stadium has said critics who compared her plans to female genitalia are ‘really embarrassing.’
Zaha Hadid has hit back against claims her designs for the stadium, which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, resemble a woman’s private parts insisting they were inspired by an ancient dhow boat.
Iraqi-born Hadid, who is considered one of the world’s best female architects, also suggested the plans would not have faced the same criticism if they were designed by a man.
‘It’s really embarrassing they come up with nonsense stuff like this.
‘What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina? That’s ridiculous,’ she told Time.
Hadid, who won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 added ‘if a guy had done this project’ there wouldn’t have been the same level of criticism.
The striking design is meant to resemble an ancient dhow boat that Qataris traditionally used for pearl diving.
But when plans were released for a new 45,000-capacity stadium to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup the first reaction was something different entirely.