Designer note for a world class centre of excellence for engineering in the automotive, motor sport and alternative energy sector – rising against a striking dessert backdrop – creating an atmosphere of ‘extremes’, high speed machines immaculate black tarmac, stark rock and sand an aesthetic and technical landmark for Bahrain
Architect Zaha Hadid work together with Patrick Schumacher, conceived as an ambitious masterplan, teh New Center of Excellence and Car Experience incorporates many element : center for motor excellence, alternative energy research center, manufacturing facilities and education complex – a car ‘experience’ providing a focal point for the entire complex.
The masterplan program also includes high end hotels and racing clubhouse, rising above surrounding topography to provide views over track and other center facilities. Intentionally augmenting and enhancing existing site characteristics, the circuit generate an atmosphere of ‘extremes’ against a striking dessert backdrop of stark rock and sand, sophisticated racing machines move across an immaculate black tarmac surface – disparate facets combining to create an aesthetic and technical landmark of Barhrain.
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