Whirlwind Arena in The Middle East by 3XN
Location: Middle East
Area: 56,000 m2
Competition Proposal: 2010
Architect: 3XN and HKS 3XN
The centrifugal power of the whirlwind is interpreted into this dynamic and vibrant Arena design, reflecting the energy and growth of the Middle East region. The metaphoric Arena generates a strong architectural and visionary icon defined by the idea of the whirlwind. The ‘jet streams’ from the whirlwind form integrated shaded corridors, which meet and extend the lines of the area and thereby create a close connecting between the building and its surroundings.