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Zaha Hadid Architects tapped for ultra-sustainable CECEP headquarters in Shanghai

London-based Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has revealed that it will build the new Shanghai headquarters for the state-owned China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP) after the firm’s superlatively sustainable design was selected as the winner of an international design competition. The 2.3-million-square-foot project—a park-like “mixed-use urban campus” anchored by three interlocking office towers […]

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Cyber-forensics team summoned after Zaha Hadid Architects cyberattack

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) swiftly alerted authorities after falling victim to a ransomware attack last week. The London-based firm first reported the incident to investigators on April 21 after discovering confidential data had been encrypted and held hostage by a hacker or hackers who had managed to infiltrate the company’s private servers. The cyber-thief left […]

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ massive London towers finally receive approval

AN announced last December that Vauxhall Cross Island, a mixed-use proposal designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) in south London, had received criticism from members of the neighboring borough of Wandsworth over its proposed height and location, and would be facing a public planning inquiry prior to receiving approval. Sited across from Vauxhall Underground station, the […]

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals a bulbous headquarters for Chinese smartphone company

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has unveiled its competition-winning vision for OPPO’s new headquarters in Shenzhen, China—a bulbous set of interconnected towers straight out of the space age. The Chine smartphone manufacturing giant selected ZHA’s enormous proposal after sifting through a shortlist that included Bjarke Ingels Group, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, […]

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Zaha Hadid’s South London tower faces public inquiry amid local criticism

Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) Vauxhall Cross Island towers in London will face a public planning inquiry related to ongoing criticism over the building’s height and location. Architect’s Journal reported that though the design was granted approval in May, the Ministry of Housing, Communities, & Local Government is set to investigate how the proposal affects the surrounding […]

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Zaha Hadid’s long-awaited plan for an all-timber stadium in England approved

Last week, Eco Park Stadium by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) was finally approved for construction in Gloucestershire, England, after years of delays. The new home of the Forest Green Rovers F.C. will bring carbon-neutral facilities to the local community while maintaining the natural qualities of the existing site. It is the first soccer stadium in […]

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes twisting tower with the world’s tallest atrium

The long-held title of “world’s tallest atrium” has jumped from a building in Dubai to a new tower in Beijing. The recently-opened Leeza SOHO by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) boasts a 623-foot-tall twisting, open-air interior that beats out the Burj Al Arab hotel by 23 feet.  Located in the southwest corner of the city, the […]

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Props breathes new life into Zaha Hadid’s Contemporary Arts Center

Nearly two decades ago, Zaha Hadid‘s vision for a building that housed art, but more broadly worked to catalyze an urban redevelopment effort in Cincinnati, was to create a structure that made art accessible to the public. She delivered on her goal as a spatially complex series of stacked galleries piled up high over a […]

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An architectural exhibition will dialogue with Zaha Hadid’s first U.S. building

The first Zaha Hadid-designed building in the United States will host an exhibition that pays homage to the architect’s liberated geometric forms. Later this month, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) will present its winter exhibition, Props, by mixed-media artist and trained architect Lauren Henkin. The CAC moved into its current home in 2003, centered around […]

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Zaha Hadid Architects and COX Architecture unveil Australia’s future largest airport

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and COX Architecture are slated to officially design a new airport in Western Sydney, Australia. After winning an international design competition featuring 40 firms, the London-based practice and local Sydney studio will together lead the charge in creating a sustainable transportation hub for the burgeoning region surrounding Parkland City. Known officially […]

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Beijing opens its gargantuan new airport by Zaha Hadid

It’s official: Zaha Hadid Architects’ massive design for the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) is open to the public and expected to see up to 45 million passengers a year, with hopes of accommodating 72 million by 2025. Envisioned by the late Hadid herself in conjunction with French construction engineering firm ADP Ingénierie, the […]

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Digitally tour Zaha Hadid Architect’s 7.5-million-square-foot airport near Beijing

Zaha Hadid Architect’s sprawling Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) in Daxing is nearly complete. Design lovers can get a preliminary peek inside of China’s largest, otherworldly terminal, and ZHA’s first airport project, thanks to news organization CGTN, which produced a 360-degree walkthrough of the shiny new space. Slated to open in late September, the 7.5-million-square-foot […]

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