LONDON – Zaha Hadid Design has created the ‘Cloud’ kennel for BowWow Haus London, the public exhibition in aid of Blue Cross for Pets, a UK charity that re-homes and cares for more than 40,000 sick, injured and homeless pets each year.
The exhibition features unique dog kennels designed and built by architects and artists from around the world and is a collaboration with national pet charity Blue Cross for Pets, as well as the US-based Outdoor Arts Foundation, which supports community-based creative engagement.
‘Cloud’ is a cocoon-like kennel elevated slightly above ground to protect dogs from cold floor surfaces, constructed in CNC milled plywood using digital design and fabrication.
The kennels are exhibited around Central London and will remain on display through April 26 when they’ll be auctioned off at a gala event at the Renaissance St. Pancras Hotel, raising money for the care of the many thousands of animals Blue Cross helps annually.
Maha Kutay, director of Zaha Hadid Design said: “Designed for the BowWow Haus exhibition, ‘Cloud’ continues our long-standing commitment to support those doing great work in our community.”
Jay Goulde, Executive Director of the Outdoor Arts Foundation and founder of BowWow Haus London said: “It’s been 15 years since the first BowWow Haus in America and its magical to have architects and artists from all over the world coming together to exhibit their extraordinary pieces.”
About Blue Cross for Pets
Blue Cross for Pets have re-homed and cared for sick, injured and homeless pets since 1897. Currently caring for over 40,00 pets every year, Blue Cross for Pets aim to increase its capacity to help 70,000 pets a year by 2020. www.bluecross.org.uk
About Oudoor Arts Foundation
The Outdoor Arts Foundation is a US-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to community based creative artistic endeavours.