The Al-Wakrah stadium, the Burj Doha Skyscraper and the male-female principle in architecture
A while back we discussed the connection between obelisks and domes and how they represented the male-female principle. Furthermore, that their resonance created a third type of energy that is known as the ‘horus energy’. Horus being the offspring of Isis and Osiris.
This is the reason why you will find towers and domed structures like skyscrapers and stadiums in close proximity in hundreds of cities around the world. A good example is One Canada Square and the O2 Arena in London.
In a recent article on Qatar’s ‘accidental vagina’ stadium The Guardian‘s Holly Baxter makes the connection with phallic skyscrapers as well as the fact that men have been building similar towers as well as Yoni structures since antiquity but sees it through a post-modern prism as a battle of the sexes rather than hold any deeper connotations and sort of misses the point.
The female architect who created the design, Zaha Hadid, insists it is inspired by the sails of Arab dhows but it would appear that the Al-Wakrah stadium makes this concept of the male-female principle in architecture quite explicit.