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Zaha Hadid yacht club

Zaha Hadid Architects designs nightclub and casino for Bahamas marina

UK studio Zaha Hadid Architects is designing a yacht club, nightclub and casino in the Bahamas as part of the Habacoa marina development.

The UK-based studio is designing two venues – a yacht club and entertainment building containing a nightclub and casino – at Habacoa, which is described as "North America’s largest and most comprehensive super yacht marina".

Habacoa marina development by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects is designing a yacht club, nightclub and casino at Habacoa

According to the developer, the pair of buildings will form the "social epicentre" of the development.

Located on a prominent site at the entrance to the marina, the two-storey yacht club will consist of two glazed structures connected by a twisted concrete roof.

Yacht club designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
The development will include a yacht club with a twisted roof

Along with bars, restaurants and events spaces, the club will be topped with a roof terrace.

"An architectural landmark visible from the horizon, the yacht club will be 25,000-square-foot awe-inspiring design that features a unique roof that evokes the fluid movement of waves and direct cooling sea breezes throughout its interiors," described the developers.

Zaha Hadid yacht club
The studio is also designing a nightclub and casino

Set to be built alongside the marina, the design of the nightclub and casino buildings was also informed by the sea.

Described as "virtually transparent" by the developers, the two-storey nightclub building has fully glazed walls and is topped with a roof terrace.

Alongside it, a casino with a 5,000-square-foot (464-square-metre) gaming floor will be topped by five glazed pavilions.

Projected to open in 2027, the wider development will be built around a 150-berth marina surrounded by around 250 residences.

The development will also include a performance venue, spa, water park and numerous shops and restaurants.

Nightclub in Bahamas
The nightclub will have glazed walls

Zaha Hadid Architects is one of the world's best-known architecture studios. The studio is currently designing a set of hydrogen refuelling stations for Italian marinas and a waterfront development in Oman.

Dezeen recently rounded up 10 upcoming skyscrapers being designed by the studio.