Blohm+Voss & Zaha Hadid’s Unique Circle

Blohm+Voss create superyacht division

Blohm + Voss and Zaha Hadid 128m Mothership

UK based architects Zaha Hadid and German shipyard Blohm+Voss have released images of their new venture.

Construction started in 2013 of ‘The Unique Circle’ – five 90 metre yachts – and ‘The Mother Ship’ – the 128 metre flagship of the fleet.

The ‘Mother Ship’, 128 metres

Traditional yacht designs exhibit a strict horizontal order, but this project sees a design of intense connectivity between the various decks. The vessel’s exoskeleton connect the various levels and decks of the ship seamlessly via expressive diagonals.

Blohm+Voss create superyacht division

Blohm + Voss and Zaha Hadid 128m Mothership

Jazz, The First of Five, 90 metres

90 metre superyacht Jazz is the first of the Unique Circle fleet that is technically specified in detail by Blohm+Voss naval architects. The design is genetically linked to its 128 metre ‘Mother Ship’. There is unseen continuity between the indoor and outdoor areas resulting in layered views of panoramic quality.

Blohm+Voss and Zaha Hadid Architects, Unique Circle project

Concept design for the interior of the Unique Circle project

 ‘The Unique Circle’

The remaining four vessels in this fleet have been based on the conceptual design and technically-verified Jazz, but also have been designed to comply with different requirements to meet the individual requests of their designated owners. The density or intensity of the unique ‘lattice’ design, for instance, varies on each yacht.

Technical Data

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Naval Architects: Blohm + Voss

Length: 90.0m / 295’3″
Max speed: 16 knots
Beam (max): 16.0m / 52’6″
Draught: 4.2m / 13’9″

Range: 5000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2x 2160kw Diesel via gearbox to fixed prop.

Classification: Lloyd’s Register