Topic: Zaha Hadid

New images by Bahaa Ghoussainy of ZHA’s Issam Fares Institute at AUB released

Known for its large, slanted forms, balance of voids and solids, and sweeping concrete walkways, the Issam Fares Institute building at the American University of Beirut by Zaha Hadid Architects is a symbol of the contemporary Middle East. Completed in 2014, the award-winning … More

CNN’s latest Inside the Middle East show explores Hadid’s legacy and work in the region

Two years after the death of Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, CNN’s Inside the Middle East show explores the architect’s legacy in the region, including projects such as The Opus in Dubai and Bee’ah Headquarters in Sharjah. Speaking of the timelessness of Hadid’s … More

Black Panther’s architectural sets were inspired by Zaha Hadid buildings, Afrofuturism and Buckingham Palace

According to Black Panther’s production designer Hannah Beachler, the film’s architectural sets were inspired by a mix of Zaha Hadid’s buildings in Asia, Afrofuturism and the Buckingham Palace. According to Dezeen, Beachler visited buildings by the late Iraqi-British architect while researching for the … More

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

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