Topic: Zaha Hadid

Photographer Aldo Amoretti captures Zaha Hadid’s Opus tower taking shape in Dubai

Photographer Aldo Amoretti has captured new images of Zaha Hadid Architects’ long-awaited The Opus tower, located in Dubai’s Business Bay. Developed by Omniyat, the mixed-use building will include residential and office units as well as the ME by Melia hotel. The photographs depict … More

Hadid-designed tower in New York unlikely to move ahead

A Kushner Cos. plan to salvage its indebted marquee Manhattan office tower by replacing it with one twice as tall doesn’t make sense, the building’s co-owner said, dealing a likely death blow to the idea, reported Arabian Business. “There have been rumours in … More

Philip Michael Wolfson speaks on running Zaha Hadid’s studio in the 1980s

“Some of the most famous architects that we have today were just starting to teach there,” said Philip Michael Wolfson, as he recalled joining the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in the late 1970s. A third-year student coming from Cornell University … More

Zaha Hadid’s LEED-certified KAPSARC project in Saudi Arabia opens to the public

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has opened its door to the public, appearing as a series of ‘crystalline forms’ emerging from the desert landscape. As the architects’ first LEED-certified building, … More

Bee’ah’s new Zaha Hadid-designed HQ is 40% complete

Environment management company and waste management specialists Bee’ah has announced that work on its new Zaha Hadid-designed Sharjah headquarters is now 40% complete. Bee’ah group CEO Khaled Al Huraimel told fmME in an exclusive face-to-face interview that “work is currently in full swing”. … More

Zaha Hadid’s award-winning New York condo nears completion

Zaha Hadid Architects’ 520 West 28th condo building in Chelsea, New York, is almost complete. Recently awarded the ‘Project of the Year’ award by The Society of American Registered Architects, the residential tower is adjacent to the High Line, a 1.45-mile-long linear park that stretches … More

Zaha Hadid Architects to design Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences in Melbourne

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new signature hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the Group’s first announced property in Australia. The hotel and … More

The starchitect’s time: Is architecture adopting a celebrity culture?

The answer is yes. And before you read any further, please know that I deeply hate the word ‘starchitect’. Sure, it’s not new. In fact, it dates back decades (think Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright) or maybe even centuries (Mimar Sinan), but lately … More

Google celebrates Zaha Hadid with Google Doodle

Yesterday, Google used its logo this week  to honour the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, 13 years ago, on May 31, 2004. She was also the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal in 2016. The … More

Zaha Hadid Architects begins construction on Slovakia’s Sky Park

Located just southeast of Bratislava’s city centre, Zaha Hadid Architects’ new project Sky Park looks to spark a redevelopment of the Slovakian capital’s derelict industrial area. Converting an abandoned site into a new 20,000 square meter public park and community (which will see … More

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