Zaha Hadid Architects unveils Morpheus hotel in Macau

Three holes punctuate the twisting geometric facade of the Morpheus hotel in Macau, China, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, which opens today, 15 June 2018. According to ZHA the building is the “world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton”, with its structural geometric grid negating the need for internal walls, or columns, that would clutter the hotel’s interior. “Morpheus combines

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Zaha Hadid Architects to build “iconic” office on world’s most expensive site

Zaha Hadid Architects is set to build a 35-storey office tower on a £2.2 billion plot in Hong Kong, reportedly the most expensive site in the world. London-based Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has confirmed that it is working with Henderson Land Development to design an office block on Murray Road, on a site currently occupied by a multistorey

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Unfettered capitalism “can solve the housing crisis” says Patrik Schumacher

Height restrictions, space standards and rent controls should be scrapped in order to solve the housing crisis, according to Zaha Hadid Architects’ principal Patrik Schumacher. Instead, market forces should be allowed to determine where and what type of housing is built, the architect argues. Schumacher sets out his thinking in an essay written for free-market

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes twisted Generali Tower in Milan

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed a twisted tower that soars 170 metres above Milan, making it the third tallest building in the city. The international architecture firm’s recently completed Generali Tower is one of three skyscrapers being built at the CityLife development on the previous site of Milan’s trade fair grounds. Nicknamed Lo Storto, or, The Twisted One, Zaha Hadid Architects’

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Zaha Hadid Architects will use robots to build barrel-vaulted school in rural China

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled plans for a primary school in China’s mountainous Jiangxi province, which will feature a series of barrel-vaulted classrooms built in part by robots. Lushan Primary School will be situated 160 kilometres north-west of the province’s capital, Nanchuang, and perched on a small peninsula. It will be able to accommodate up

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Zaha Hadid’s only house finally completes in Russian forest

New photographs and a movie reveal Zaha Hadid’s only completed private residence – a house in the Barvikha Forest near Moscow, for a man she called the “Russian James Bond”. The late Iraqi-British architect designed Capital Hill Residence for businessman and philanthropist Vladislav Doronin, who runs property companies Capital Group and OKO Group, and is also the owner of luxury hotel and resort

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“Zaha’s vision allowed me to have all I wanted,” says client of Hadid’s only house

Zaha Hadid was “an architectural genius” says Vladislav Doronin, the client behind the only house the late Iraqi-British architect ever built. In an exclusive interview for Dezeen, the businessman reveals how he was determined to work with Hadid on his forest home near Moscow, even though the architect had never built a private residence before.

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals gender pay gap in staff salaries

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed that it pays women 19.6 per cent less than men, based on the median of its staff salaries. The London studio, which is now led by Patrik Schumacher, is one of several UK architecture firms that has had to make its gender-pay-gap figures public following a change in law. The

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes 520 West 28th Street condos in New York

Zaha Hadid Architects has officially completed its first project in New York City: a residential building with steel bands and rounded glass corners beside the High Line park. Named after its address in Chelsea, 520 West 28th Street is an 11-storey structure that includes 39 private residences and a number of luxury amenities. The building

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Competition: win a book celebrating the life and work of Zaha Hadid

For our latest competition, Dezeen is offering the chance to win a book dedicated to Zaha Hadid, whose untimely death in 2016 shook the architecture community and whose list of projects continues to grow under her eponymous firm. Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture & Design delves into the designs of Hadid, “whose creative genius captured the collective

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Zaha Hadid Architects to design Mumbai’s new international airport

Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design a major new international airport for Mumbai, India. The London-based architecture firm are charged with creating a new airport terminal and air-traffic-control tower for the city, which is the largest in India. Proposed for the township of Navi Mumbai, the airport was commissioned because Mumbai’s existing Chhatrapati Shivaji

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for water-inspired cultural hub in UAE

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed plans for a vast cultural hub at the heart of a new masterplan in the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah, which will comprise a series of droplet-shaped buildings set around a tapered observation tower. The project known as the Central Hub will cover a 17.5-hectare site at the centre of the new mixed-use

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Zaha Hadid Architects proposes pedestrianising London

Zaha Hadid Architects has proposed creating a network of pedestrian routes across London to reintroduce walking as a viable form of transport in the city. The research initiative named Walkable London suggests building on the plans to make Oxford Street a car-free zone, creating a pedestrian network that would become “an integral part of the city’s transport infrastructure.” The proposal

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Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum tower tops out in Miami

More images have been released to show the luxury amenities that will available to residents of Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum tower in Miami, which has reached its full height. The 62-storey residential skyscraper – one of the late architect’s last buildings – has topped out at 700 feet (210 metres) high. With a curving structural

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Pair of London skyscrapers by Zaha Hadid Architects split opinion

Zaha Hadid Architects’ plans for two soaring skyscrapers at Vauxhall Cross could be the firm’s first foray into a mixed-use project in London, but the design is proving controversial. The architecture firm submitted plans for the two towers, measuring 185 and 151 metres respectively, at the end of 2017. The architects claim the scheme could

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Zaha Hadid Architects begins work on Mexico City’s “highest residential tower”

Construction has begun on Zaha Hadid Architects’ residential high-rise in the Mexican capital, set to become the city’s tallest apartment building. The Bora Residential Tower is being built in Santa Fe, a major business district in the west of Mexico City – home to tech companies Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche and Amazon, as well as

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals honeycomb-like oil research centre in Riyadh

Hexagonal pods interlock like honeycomb to form the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre, built by Zaha Hadid Architects in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. The huge building was designed by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects to provide facilities for researchers investigating the transition towards more sustainable power sources in one of the most oil-rich countries in the world. With a mission

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ 666 Fifth Avenue skyscraper unlikely to go ahead

The supertall tower that Zaha Hadid Architects designed for a New York site owned by the Kushner family has been rejected by the project’s partner Vornado. Kushner Companies, owned by the family of Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, wants to raze a 1950s office building at 666 Fifth Avenue and replace it with a 1,400-foot-tall (427-metre)

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for second Melbourne tower

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its designs for a 64-metre apartment block in Melbourne, which will feature facades covered in angular balconies and a roof topped by a pair of swimming pools.  The 19-storey tower named The Mayfair will be located on St Kilda Road, which links the district of St Kilda with the central business district

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins Tallinn port contest

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a masterplan for Tallinn’s port, boasting a new cruise ship terminal as well as office and housing districts intended to spark regeneration around the waterfront of the Estonian capital.  London office Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) saw off competition for the Masterplan 2030 contest from two other finalists – Alejandro Zaera Polo’s practice Alejandro Zaera-Polo Maider Llaguno Architecture and the

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals progress on Beijing skyscraper with “world’s highest atrium”

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a series of black-and-white photographs showing construction of the vast atrium inside its 207-metre skyscraper in Beijing. The newly released photographs show the building’s twisted structural skeleton at about three quarters complete, with three of the walkways that wrap the central atrium in place. Zaha Hadid Architects report that the

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“Don’t spend money you don’t have” and “don’t be afraid to be an asshole,” architects advise

Getting paid on time, finding time to have children and dealing with long-hours culture were among topics discussed by executives from BIG, Zaha Hadid Architects and Design Haus Liberty at a business talk hosted by Dezeen in London last month. “Don’t hand over your drawings if the client hasn’t paid,” was the first tip provided by BIG’s chief executive Sheela Maini

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“Don’t spend money you don’t have” and “don’t be afraid to be an asshole,” architects advised

Getting paid on time, finding time to have children and dealing with long-hours culture were among topics discussed by executives from BIG, Zaha Hadid Architects and Design Haus Liberty at a business talk hosted by Dezeen in London last month. “Don’t hand over your drawings if the client hasn’t paid,” was the first tip provided by BIG’s chief executive Sheela Maini

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Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th condo building in New York nears completion

Instagram users are capturing the sinuous facades of Zaha Hadid Architects’ first building in New York City as it moves towards completion in Chelsea. Zaha Hadid Architects’ 520 West 28th abuts the popular High Line elevated park, providing a vantage point for photographers to document its construction progress. A post shared by Sine Cera (@edgaskin) on

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Drone footage captures Zaha Hadid’s mountaintop museum in South Tyrol

This video shot by drone captures the late Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum, which is half buried into the peak of an Alpine mountain in Italy. The footage offers a drone’s eye view of the large volumes of the museum, which appear to burst through the rockface of Mount Kronplatz at 2,275 metres above sea level. Dezeen commissioned videographer Alaïa Fonk to

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new visuals for “stacked vases” hotel tower in Melbourne

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed new visuals of its proposed 185-metre tower in Melbourne, which will be made up of four stacked blocks with white filigree facades. First unveiled by London-based ZHA back in 2015, the tower will be located on Collins Street, in the heart of the city’s central business district. It is expected to open in 2023 and will be occupied by the Mandarin Oriental hotel

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes first phase of high-speed rail station in Naples

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the first section of a new high-speed train station on the outskirts of southern Italian city Naples, which is set to open this weekend. Napoli-Afragola High Speed Train Station was conceived as a bridge, with the concourse elevated above the train tracks. London-based Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) envisions that it will be

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Zaha Hadid Architects plans residences in tropical setting near Cancún

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its design for a residential complex on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, based on traditional Mayan design and surrounded by tropical woodland. The London-based firm designed the Alai complex for a strip of land between the sea and a lagoon near Cancún, a hugely popular tourist destination on Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula. The aim is to

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Kris Provoost photographs the most flamboyant architecture of China’s building boom

OMA’s trouser-shaped CCTV tower and Herzog & de Meuron’s Bird’s Nest stadium feature in this photo series by Kris Provoost, which documents the “weird architecture” China has tried to ban. Architect Kris Provoost, who lives and works in Shanghai, spent seven years creating The Beautified China photoset. In it he captures some of the more unusual projects created by world-renowned architecture practices

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals greenhouse-like technology hub to accompany world’s first wooden football stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a set of glasshouse-like technology buildings and a slatted-timber footbridge, which will join its wooden football stadium on a eco park in Gloucestershire, England. The humpbacked bridge will span a motorway to link the two parts of the Eco Park near the town of Stroud: one area dedicated to sports and another for technology. The

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High Line Nine galleries to surround Zaha Hadid’s New York condos

A series of gallery spaces will open in and around Zaha Hadid Architects’ High Line-adjacent 520 West 28th residential building in New York. Developer Related Companies announced the creation of 15 new galleries on West 28th Street and West 27th Street in West Chelsea, which is home to many art galleries and cultural institutions. The

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ Beijing tower to feature world’s largest atrium

Construction is well underway on a 207-metre skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Beijing, which will feature a huge twisting atrium that is expected to be the world’s tallest. Located in the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub in southwest Beijing – the 46-storey Leeza Soho will feature a mix of

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Zaha Hadid’s abstract paintings translated into immersive virtual reality experiences at Serpentine Gallery

Four of Zaha Hadid’s abstract paintings have been used to create animated virtual reality environments for an exhibition of her early work at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Experience: The Great Utopia The Serpentine Galleries collaborated with Zaha Hadid Architects and Google Arts and Culture to create the virtual reality experiences, which form part of the

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Zaha Hadid’s will reveals £70 million fortune

Zaha Hadid’s will reveals details of her multi-million-pound estate, of which former business partner Patrik Schumacher is the only non-family beneficiary. British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid left behind holdings worth over £70.8 million when she died in March 2016, according to documents obtained by the Architects’ Journal. But she had more than £3 million of debt at the time of her death,

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Leaked Schumacher email reveals friction within Zaha Hadid Architects

In a leaked email, Patrik Schumacher claims that an open letter sent out by Zaha Hadid Architects in the aftermath of his controversial World Architecture Festival speech should never have been issued. The email sent by Schumacher to all practice staff on 29 November 2016 – but recently leaked to the Architects’ Journal – states the letter disowning the

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Zaha Hadid’s early paintings to go on show at Serpentine Sackler Gallery

An exhibition of abstract paintings and drawings by late architect Zaha Hadid is to be hosted at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London.  Calligraphy and sketches from the architect’s notebooks will be included in the show, which opens on 8 December and brings together work that dates back to the 1970s. The focus of the Zaha Hadid Early Paintings and

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Activists protest at Zaha Hadid Architects’ office over Patrik Schumacher speech

Angry protesters picketed the Zaha Hadid Architects office in London today, following director Patrik Schumacher’s call for the city’s social housing to be scrapped. More than 20 activists met outside the firm’s office at 1pm today to protest against the architect, who voiced his controversial views on housing in a speech at the World Architecture Festival

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Zaha Hadid Architects distances itself from Patrik Schumacher’s manifesto

Zaha Hadid Architects has written an open letter separating itself from the housing vision set out by director Patrik Schumacher. “Patrik Schumacher’s ‘urban policy manifesto’ does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects’ past – and will not be our future,” reads the letter, which is signed by Zaha Hadid Architects – although it is unclear who at the

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Patrik Schumacher embarrassed by “Mr Nasty image” after World Architecture Festival speech

Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher has said he regrets the reaction to his recent speech about London’s housing crisis, and claims he only wanted to trigger a discussion. In a post on his Facebook page, Schumacher claimed that the public and media response to his World Architecture Festival speech – which called for social housing to be scrapped and public space to

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Patrik Schumacher calls for social housing and public space to be scrapped

Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher has mapped out a solution to London’s housing crisis that involves getting rid of regulations, privatising all public space and scrapping social housing. Speaking at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, the architect presented an eight-point plan for what he would do if elected mayor, in a bid to

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for Infinitus Plaza in Guangzhou

Zaha Hadid Architects has begun work on a multipurpose complex in Guangzhou, which is modelled on the looping infinity symbol used in mathematics. The Infinitus Plaza is located in the business district of Baiyun New Town, and will serve as a headquarters for the Infinitus – a health products brand owned by the LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG). It

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Watch Patrik Schumacher’s keynote presentation live from World Architecture Festival 2016

Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher gives his take on housing in this keynote seminar at World Architecture Festival 2016. Tune in to watch it live from Berlin. Watch a live stream of the presentation, which is chaired by World Architecture Festival curator Jeremy Melvin, here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Related story Best buildings of 2016 revealed at

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners and Calatrava open Dubai offices

Major architecture firms including Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners and Santiago Calatrava are setting up office in Dubai as the Middle Eastern architecture market booms. Each of the firms is moving into offices in the city’s Dubai Design District. Norman Foster’s firm is set to move in come January 2017, while ZHA already opened its office earlier this month. Spanish architect

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Architecture dominates first Dezeen Hot List, as Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels claim top spots

The inaugural Dezeen Hot List has revealed that the late Zaha Hadid is the most talked-about design figure on earth, and that architecture is the hottest topic among Dezeen readers. Published yesterday, Dezeen Hot List is the most comprehensive data survey of architecture and design media ever conducted. Based entirely on audience data, the 400-strong list reveals the key players

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Zaha Hadid Architects to build world’s first wooden football stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects has been commissioned to design a 5,000-seat stadium built entirely from wood, for the British football club Forest Green Rovers. The London-based firm set up by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid won an international competition to design the stadium for the National League team, seeing off competition from over 50 other entrants from Europe and

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils wetland preservation centre for Saudi Arabia

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed its winning design for the Urban Heritage Administration Centre, a preservation centre for a UNESCO-protected oasis in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The 8,780-square-metre building designed by British firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) will contain facilities dedicated to protect the Wadi Hanifah valley, a 120-kilometre-long wetland that cuts through the city of Diriyah. Animation by Methanoia It will include

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 winners announced

Iran’s largest pedestrian bridge, a pink rubberised park by BIG and Zaha Hadid’s first building in Lebanon are among the six winners of this year’s $1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture (+ slideshow). The three other winners of the triennial architecture award are a labyrinthine community centre and a perforated brick mosque, both in Bangladesh, and a library More

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Zaha Hadid’s Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre nears completion

These new photographs reveal a vast cultural complex by Zaha Hadid Architects, which is reaching its final stages of construction in the Chinese city Nanjing (+ slideshow). Singaporean photographer Khoo Guo Jie visited the Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre ahead of its completion later this year. The 465,000-square-metre complex was designed by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) for the riverfront of Hexi New Town More

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Zaha Hadid’s Port House in Antwerp captured in photography by Hélène Binet

Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet has shot the recently completed port authority building in Antwerp by Zaha Hadid Architects, which features a huge glazed volume mounted on its roof. Binet photographed Port House ahead of its inauguration last week. The building is one of a string of projects designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid that are due to be completed More

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Zaha Hadid Architects sits rippling glass lump on top of Antwerp port building

A huge, faceted glass volume sits on the roof of the new headquarters Zaha Hadid Architects has designed for Antwerp’s Port Authority (slideshow). Zaha Hadid Architects added the glass extension to a disused fire station in Antwerp’s docks to create Port House. First unveiled in 2009, the scheme was one of the most ambitious designs proposed by British-Iraqi More

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Zaha Hadid’s 2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion put up for sale at Chatsworth House

A pavilion designed by the late Zaha Hadid for London’s Serpentine Gallery has been installed in the grounds of a stately home England’s Peak District, ahead of its sale. Zaha Hadid’s Lilas pavilion is the focal point of this year’s Beyond Limits exhibition at Chatsworth House – an annual showcase of contemporary outdoor sculpture, organised by London auction More

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Zaha Hadid Architects is “yet to evolve” says Patrik Schumacher

Movie: in this exclusive video interview, Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher explains how he hopes to take the practice forward after the unexpected death of Zaha Hadid earlier this year. Schumacher was Hadid’s co-director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and now leads the business after the British architect died suddenly of a heart attack More

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Patrik Schumacher on meeting “intense and intriguing” Zaha Hadid for the first time

Movie: in this exclusive video, the late Zaha Hadid’s long-standing business partner Patrik Schumacher reflects on meeting the architect for the first time as a student and the impact of her early paintings. Schumacher met Hadid in 1988 at a symposium at the Tate gallery in London to coincide with the New York Museum of Modern Art’s Deconstructivist Architecture More

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Zaha Hadid Architects to build Qatari hotel based on a desert flower

Zaha Hadid Architects has announced plans to build a 38-storey, fluid-form hotel as part of a new coastal city in Qatar. The 70,000-square-metre hotel and residential building is one of two projects designed by Zaha Hadid for Lusail City, ahead of her unexpected death earlier this year. Her firm ZHA is now developing plans to build the tower in the Marina District More

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Zaha Hadid’s BMW Central Building is “a radical piece of thinking,” says Amanda Levete

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: British architect Amanda Levete explains why the BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany, is her favourite Zaha Hadid project in the next movie in our exclusive video series. Hadid’s BMW Central Building, which was completed in 2005, connects three separate production buildings on the German car brand’s manufacturing complex in Leipzig. The building hosts offices More

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Visiting Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station was an “eye-opening experience,” says Bjarke Ingels

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: Danish architect Bjarke Ingels reflects on the huge impact visiting Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station had on him as a student in the next movie from our exclusive video series. Ingels says he first discovered Hadid’s work in 1993, when he came across her paintings while studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. “She hadn’t built much back More

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Richard Rogers “had to fight like hell” for Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre design

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: next up in our exclusive video series, Richard Rogers reflects on the battle to select Zaha Hadid’s design for the London Aquatics Centre, a building he describes as “a roaring success”. Hadid’s Aquatics Centre in Stratford, east London, provides swimming, diving and gym facilities for the public and was one of the key venues during the London 2012 Olympic More

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Norman Foster discusses Zaha Hadid’s “extraordinary” Capital Hill Residence

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: Norman Foster reflects on Zaha Hadid’s Capital Hill Residence in the first of a series of interviews with top architects, which Dezeen and Architizer filmed for our video tribute to Hadid last month (+ movie). Capital Hill Residence is a villa in Barvikha Forest close to Moscow, which was designed for Russian property developer Vladislav Doronin. Completed in More

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Zaha Hadid Architects should follow example of McQueen, says Rem Koolhaas

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas says ZHA can continue to grow after the death of its founder Zaha Hadid if it follows the model used by leading fashion houses. In an interview with UK website BDonline, Dutch architect Koolhaas said that companies like Alexander McQueen and Chanel could offer a precedent for architecture firms that lose a More

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Zaha Hadid retrospective announced for Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: a retrospective of work by the late Zaha Hadid will take place during this year’s Venice Biennale, including early paintings, models and photos of past and future projects. The show will pay tribute to the Iraqi-born British architect, who passed away earlier this year, showcasing completed and under-construction building from throughout her 40-year career, as well as unrealised projects like the Cardiff Bay Opera House More

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Zaha Hadid’s interiors for One Thousand Museum tower in Miami revealed in new images

These new images reveal more details and show the interior designs for late architect Zaha Hadid’s residential skyscraper currently under construction in Miami (+ slideshow). The One Thousand Museum skyscraper is located in the city’s Downtown district in front of Museum Park, close to Herzog & de Meuron’s Pérez Art Museum and Grimshaw’s yet-to-complete Patricia and More

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Miami Beach should lobby to resurrect Zaha Hadid’s parking garage, says Craig Robins

Miami developer Craig Robins has called on the local community to push for the construction of a car park designed by Zaha Hadid, which was rejected by city officials just weeks after her sudden death. Miami city commissioners rejected the plans for the spiralling design and voted to solicit new proposals in April, five years More

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Zaha Hadid Architects presents plans for new Prague business district

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed its designs for a new central business district for Prague next to the Masaryk railway station. London-based ZHA – whose figurehead passed away earlier this year – won a competition in 2014 to redevelop the derelict 22,000-square-metre site, in response to the city’s need for more office accommodation. Its plan is for a series of curved More

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Zaha “delivered an unprecedented expansion” of architectural style says Patrik Schumacher

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: Patrik Schumacher has paid tribute to the “empowering” and “unprecedented” architectural moves developed by his former partner Zaha Hadid, who died unexpectedly in March following a heart attack. Schumacher, who was Hadid’s co-director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and is now set to lead the business, posted a tribute to his former More

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Zaha Hadid and Paul Smith design holes for crazy golf course in London’s Trafalgar Square

A Kickstarter campaign has launched to bring a crazy golf course designed by architects and designers including Tom Dixon, Paul Smith and the late Zaha Hadid to Trafalgar Square in London (+ slideshow). The organisers of the London Design Festival (LDF) are behind the crowdfunding campaign, which aims to raise £120,000 to realise the Visionary Crazy Golf during the annual design event. More

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for new addition to “Russia’s Silicon Valley”

Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to design a building for a technology park near Moscow, the first major project the firm has secured since the death of its founder last month. Zaha Hadid Architects won an international design competition for the Sberbank Technopark building, which will be built at the Skolkovo Innovation Center near the Russian city. The More

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes “oyster-like” ferry terminal in Salerno

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its first completed building since the death of its founder, a new maritime terminal for ferries and cruise liners in Salerno, Italy (+ slideshow). Described by the London-based firm as being “like an oyster”, the Salerno Maritime Terminal features an undulating concrete outer shell and an interior formed of gently sloping ramps. “Like an More

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