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Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners

  • 01:00 - 29 December, 2009
Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners
Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners, © Nelson Garrido
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From the architect. The West Bay Lagoon Plaza proposes two identical towers whose structure is obtained through a rethinking of the rules, manipulating basic forms in an unconventional way to produce buildings that are functional, yet also visually striking, favoring simplicity and denying decorative gestures.

Located on the seaside, the towers are facing the sea, and are separated in the centre by a platform, functioning as a geometrical conduct between the various buildings. This platform functions as a public plaza, accommodating a variety of public activities, like a food court, shopping area.

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27 Comments

TB · November 03, 2011

Scratch that, the project will never look that blue because they used a completely different color facade than the renderings. The simplistic form I can live with (better than a simple square tower) but at least use the facade close to the rendered ones...

A 4 Architect · May 17, 2011

Architectural Pornography!!!! the peak of ugliness. No proportion, no identity. For those who don't know, the layouts are even worse!!! MZ & Partners didn't introduce anything new to architecture in all their projects. If it's not an architectural failure, it is definitely a replica with a couple of modifications :)

Miko · January 11, 2010

Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners: http://url4.eu/16Bq4

Pietro · January 05, 2010

this might be the single worst tower ever built....oh wait, they built two of them...even better!

jp · January 05, 2010

oh great.. i think i'm going to puke!

nickenzyme · January 01, 2010

Looks like two paper bag, forced to be zig zagged. Style like this is not very welcomed nowadays. Renders are not very professional.

h · December 31, 2009

woooooaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! zig zags!!!

boring.

Jovanny · December 30, 2009

Why does such a rubbish can be built.I'm confused.
Maybe the people of Qatar have too much $ .who knows?

simos · December 30, 2009

I sure hope they come in peace..

biboarchitect · December 30, 2009

When i look to the render... I hate photoshop!

rib · May 12, 2010 06:27 PM

before criticizing, somebody has to learn photoshop and 3dmax....

j : matthew : riva · December 30, 2009

@nicholaspatten nice link: Zigzag towers http://bit.ly/4qbI5V (why is all the cool stuff built in the middle east i wonder?)

Nicholas Patten · December 30, 2009

Zig Zag Towers. http://bit.ly/4qbI5V

Cameron · December 30, 2009

Give me strength Allah! This is not the way to heaven.

hbchbc · December 30, 2009

I have to say this thing is not pretty at all! It is a shame they let it built.

????? · December 30, 2009

??????????????????????????????????????????????????? RT @archdaily: Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners http://bit.ly/7GMwAr

Nicolas · December 30, 2009

project looks old... also the renders, just very old fashioned, and photos.. im sorry for the photographer but the photos look sad and un-inviting..

james · December 30, 2009

great contrast between the visualisations and the finished thing.

erik · December 30, 2009

disastrous... just like the twin towers crumpling to the ground.

YES · December 30, 2009

THUMB S UP!

fokt · December 30, 2009

No.

nando · December 30, 2009

ugh.. strange one. looks like the legs and feet of a sleepy giant.

Bianchini · December 29, 2009

Freshman year project!

Zainab · December 29, 2009

RT @archdaily: Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners http://bit.ly/7GMwAr

Home Decor News · December 29, 2009

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ArchitecturePassion · December 29, 2009

Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners: © Nelson GarridoArchitects: MZ & Partners Location: Doha, Qatar Project.. http://tinyurl.com/yauqhpt

Bruno Bianchini · December 29, 2009

Muito ruim! RT @archdaily Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners http://bit.ly/7GMwAr

????? · December 29, 2009

????????????????????????????????????????????????? QT @archdaily: Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners http://bit.ly/7GMwAr

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