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7 Dec 2021
Zaha Hadid Architects transitions to employee ownership
Zaha Hadid Architects employee ownership
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Zaha Hadid Architects employee ownership
Excelling through a period of unprecedented global challenges and growing to a team of more than 500 dedicated professionals, ZHA is built around a deep commitment to the culture of diverse people working collaboratively. This collective, multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving has been a cornerstone of our success since the practice was founded by Zaha Hadid 42 years ago.

3 Dec 2020

Zaha Hadid Architects Declare News

ZHA leave Architects Declare

On 3 December 2020, ZHA announced it had chosen to leave Architects Declare.

Below is the firm’s full statement on their withdrawal:

Climate change is a defining challenge of our generation and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) is committed to developing solutions.

We embed sustainability into the design, procurement, construction and operations of the projects we are delivering, and we work hard to build integrated client/contractor/design team relationships that can maximise opportunities to improve systems which prioritize environmental issues and ensure cost-effective sustainability.

This collaborative relationship between the client, operator, design team and contractor, together with the development of an overall understanding of the sustainability agenda across the entire project team, is critical to delivering the most sustainable construction and operations of a building throughout its lifetime.

Recent ZHA projects have achieved exemplary accreditation. The KAPSARC research centre in Riyadh and the Generali Tower in Milan were awarded LEED Platinum. The Nürnberg Messe Convention Hall received its Platinum rating from the German Society for Sustainable Building (DGNB) and Leeza SOHO in Beijing obtained LEED Gold.

ZHA is now delivering architecture around the world targeting the highest sustainability certification, including projects in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas planning carbon neutral operations.

We continue this progress; marrying advances in sustainable design and operational systems with innovations in ecologically sound materials and construction practices. We do not look only at the disparate parts, but work to understand them as a whole to deliver effective solutions.

Regrettably we are withdrawing from Architects Declare. As a founding signatory, we agreed to continue and accelerate our work towards progressive change in our built environment. However today we need to recognise that we have a significant difference of opinion with the Architects Declare steering group on how positive change can be delivered.

For us how change is delivered requires discussion, cooperation and collaboration, and this must be debated without condemnation.

Architects Declare’s steering group has unilaterally decided on its own precise and absolute interpretation of the coalition’s commitments. By doing so, we believe they are setting the profession up for failure. Redefining these commitments without engagement undermines the coalition and trust.

We saw Architects Declare as a broad church to raise consciousness on the issues; enabling architectural practices of all sizes to build a coalition for change and help each other find solutions. We need to be progressive, but we see no advantage in positioning the profession to fail. In fact, it would be a historic mistake.

We have 9 key pages online re Architect Zaha Hadid:

Zaha Hadid : main page – Current Work

Links from 2016:

Dame Zaha Hadid Architecture

Dame Zaha Hadid Architect

Dame Zaha Hadid Dies – 1950-2016

Typological Links:

Zaha Hadid Architecture – Older Work from 2008-10

Zaha Hadid Buildings – Older Work up to 2007

Zaha Hadid Exhibitions

Zaha Hadid Books

Zaha Hadid Events

Zaha Hadid Architects – All Projects + Practice Information (this page)

Key Works by Zaha Hadid

Projects listed alphabetically (we exclude links to buildings featured on the main page to avoid duplication):

Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre, UAE
Zaha Hadid Architects Abu Dhabi building
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Abu Dhabi building

Antwerp Port Authority headquarters, Belgium
Zaha Hadid Architects Antwerp Port House
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Antwerp Port House

Aquatics Centre, 2012 London Olympics, UK
London Aquatics Centre
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
London Aquatics Centre

Architecture Foundation, London, UK
abandoned Feb 2008
Architecture Foundation Building London
image from Architecture Foundation
Architecture Foundation

Barvikha Villa, Moscow, Russia

Moscow house
image from Zaha Hadid Architects

Beko Masterplan, Belgrade, Serbia
Beko Masterplan

Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck, Austria
Bergisel Ski Jump
photo : Hélène Binet
Bergisel Ski Jump

BMW Central Building, Leipzig, Germany
Stirling Prize 2006 nominee
BMW Central Building

Burnham Pavilion, Chicago, USA
Burnham Pavilion
photo courtesy of ZHA © Michelle Litvin
Burnham Pavilion building photos : see also Millennium Park Pavilion

Cairo Expo City Competition, Egypt
Cairo Expo City
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Cairo Expo City Competition

Chartres Expo Building, France
Chartres Expo Building Zaha Hadid Chartres Building
images : ZHA
The City of Chartres has awarded ZHA the contract to build its new Expo facility on the outskirts of the city. The project is part of the larger master plan of the ‘plateau du Nord-Est’ and will provide approximately 12,500m2 of internal exhibition space and approximately 4,700m2 of external exhibition area.
The building design is a compact and functional solution within a strong and clear overall composition. Internally the building provides a flexible arrangement that enables up to 3 separate events to be hosted simultaneously and a roof-top cafeteria with views across to the cathedral. The estimated budget is €29.5m with construction due to start in 2013.

Torre Hadid – CityLife Milano Residential Complex, Milan, Italy
CityLife Milano Office Tower design by Zaha Hadid Architects
photograph : Simon Garcia |
CityLife Milano Residential Complex – added 3 Apr 2016

Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Korea
Dongdaemun Design Plaza design by Zaha Hadid Architects
image from ZHA
Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Dorobanti Tower, Bucharest, Romania
Dorobanti Tower design by Zaha Hadid Architects
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Dorobanti Tower

Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA
Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum design by Zaha Hadid Architects
picture from Zaha Hadid
Broad Art Museum Building

Elk Grove Civic Centre, Sacramento, CA, USA
Elk Grove Civic Centre design by Zaha Hadid Architects
render Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Elk Grove Civic Centre

Euskotren HQ, Durango, nr Bilbao, Spain

Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton, London, UK
Evelyn Grace Academy Brixton
photograph © Adrian Welch
Evelyn Grace Academy – Zaha Hadid Architects’ first completed building in England

Expocentre Complex, Moscow International Business Centre, Russia

Glasgow Transport Museum, Scotland, UK
Glasgow Transport Museum
picture from Zaha Hadid
Riverside Museum Glasgow

Guangzhou Opera House, China
Guangzhou Opera House
photo : Virgile Simon Bertrand
Guangzhou Opera House

Guggenheim Museum, Taichung, Taiwan

High Speed Train Station Napoli-Afragola, Naples, Italy

Herault Culture Sport, Montpellier, France

Heydar Aliyev cultural centre, Baku project, Azerbaijan
Heydar Aliyev Centre Baku

Hoenheim Nord Terminus Strasbourg, France

Hoenheim Nord Terminus
picture from Zaha Hadid
Hoenheim Nord Terminus

Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain

Zaha Hadid interior
picture from Hotel Puerta America website
Zaha Hadid interior – Spanish designer hotel interior

Hoxton Square, east London, England
Hoxton Square
image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Hoxton Square

Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong
Innovation Tower
picture from Zaha Hadid
Innovation Tower Hong Kong

Istanbul masterplan, Turkey

Jesolo Magica complex, Venice, Italy
Jesolo Magica
picture from Zaha Hadid
Jesolo Magica Buildings

JS Bach Chamber Music Hall, Manchester, England
JS Bach Chamber Music Hall
image courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
JS Bach Chamber Music Hall

King Abdullah II House of Culture & Art Building, Jordan
King Abdullah II House of Culture & Art
building image from Zaha Hadid
House of Culture & Art Jordan

LFone Landesgartenschau, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Lilium Tower, Warsaw, Poland
Lilium Tower design by Zaha Hadid Architects
picture from Zaha Hadid Architects
Lilium Tower Warsaw

Madrid Civil Court of Justice, Madrid, Spain
Madrid Civil Court of Justice design by Zaha Hadid Architects
picture from Zaha Hadid
Madrid Civil Court of Justice

Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Zaha Hadid UK building
photograph © Adrian Welch
Maggies Fife – first UK building

Maxxi : National Centre of Contemporary Arts, Rome, Italy
Maxxi Rome design by Zaha Hadid Architects
photo : Roland Halbe

Middle East Centre, Oxford, England
Middle East Centre Oxford
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
English Project

Millennium Park Pavilion Building, Chicago, USA
Millennium Park Pavilion Design
picture from Zaha Hadid
Millennium Park Pavilion Design – see also Burnham Pavilion building

Mobile Art Chanel Pavilion, Hong Kong
Mobile Art Chanel Pavilion
photo : Virgile Simon Bertrand
Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion

Museum in Cagliari, Italy
Cagliari Museum
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Cagliari museum

Nassim Villas, Singapore
Nassim Villas
picture from architects
Nassim Villas

Nile Tower, Cairo, Egypt
Cairo Tower Building
picture from architects
Nile Tower Cairo – added 19 Apr 2012
A gracious volume set alongside the Nile, this elegant 70-storey structure seems to rotate, to lean across the water on its west side this sense of movement further enhanced by strong diagonals and the continuous glass plaza at its foot.

Nordpark Cable Railway Station, Innsbruck, Austria
Nordpark Cable Railway
photo : Helene Binet
Nordpark Station

The Opus, Dubai, UAE
Opus Dubai
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
The Opus Dubai

Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark Architecture
image © Adrian Welch
Ordrupgaard Museum

Pierres Vives building, Montpellier, France
Zaha Hadid building
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Montpellier building by Zaha Hadid

Phaeno Science Centre, Wolfsburg, Germany
Phaeno Science Centre
image © Zaha Hadid Architects
Phaeno Science Centre : Stirling Prize nominee

Price Tower Arts Centre, Batlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Rabat Grand Theatre, Morocco
Rabat Grand Theatre
render from architects
Rabat Grand Theatre

Regium Waterfront, southern Italy
Regium Waterfront
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Regium Waterfront, Italy

Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany

Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati
photo : Roland Halbe
Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

Riverside Museum Glasgow, Scotland
Museum of Transport Glasgow
photograph : Hufton + Crow
Museum of Transport Glasgow : major British building – see ‘Glasgow Transport Museum’

Serpentine Pavilion, London
Serpentine Pavilion
photo : Luke Hayes
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Seville University Library, Spain
Seville University Library
image from ZHA
Seville University Library

Sheikh Zayad Bridge, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Zayad Bridge
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Abu Dhabi Bridge

Signature Towers, Business Bay, UAE
Signature Towers
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
UAE Towers

Stone Towers Cairo, Egypt
Stone Towers Cairo
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Stone Towers Cairo

University of Economics & Business, Vienna, Austria
Vienna Library
image from Zaha Hadid Architects
Vienna University Library : design competition win

Vitra Fire Station, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Zaragoza Expo Bridge, Spain
Zaragoza Expo Bridge
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaragoza Bridge

Zorrozaurre Master Plan, Bilbao, Spain

More projects by Zaha Hadid online soon

Zaha Hadid Architecture – Background

Zaha Hadid is an architect whose work ranges from masterplans to interiors and furniture. She is best known for her Vitra Fire Station and recently the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.
Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association (AA) in London from 1972 and was awarded the AA Diploma Prize in 1977. Zaha became a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

Zaha Hadid – Teaching Positions

Taught at London’s AA with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas + Elia Zenghelis
Ran studio at the Architectural Association until 1987
Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA
Sullivan Chair at the University of Chicago School of Architecture, USA
Guest Professor, Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany
Guest Professor, Knolton School of Architecture, Ohio, USA
Guest Professor, Masters Studio, Columbia University, New York, USA

Zaha Hadid was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design for the Spring Semester 2002 at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Zaha was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture.
Zaha Hadid is Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

Architecture Competitions

Zaha Hadid has entered, and won, a huge number of competitions, including The Peak, Hong Kong (1983), Kurfürstendamm, Berlin (1986), Düsseldorf Art and Media Centre (1992/93), Cardiff Bay Opera House, Wales (1994), Royal Academy Habitable Bridge Competition, London (1996), the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (1998), University of North London Holloway Road Bridge (1998), Centre for Contemporary Arts, Rome (1999), Bergisel Ski-jump, Innsbruck, Austria (1999), Placa de les Artes, Barcelona (2001), Masterplan for Singapore’s Science Hub (2001), Ordrupgaard Museum Extension, Copenhagen (2001) and the temporary Guggenheim Museum, Tokyo (2002).

Other competition entries include large scale urban studies for Hamburg, Madrid, Bordeaux and Cologne; Museum Buildings in Bad Deutsch Altenburg, Austria, Madrid (Prado, Reina Sofia, Royal Palace), the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Boilerhouse Gallery, London and a Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, Qatar; concert halls for Copenhagen and Luxembourg; a theatre for the Hackney Empire, London and large scale multi-functional buildings for 42nd street, New York as well as for the IIT Campus in Chicago, and third prize for an event and delivery center for BMW in Munich.

Despite competition entries in the UK for the V&A Museum’s Boilerhouse Gallery, Habitable Bridge Competition, Theatre for the Hackney Empire, all London, and of course the Cardiff Bay Opera House, the first real buildings by Zaha Hadid are to be in Scotland.

Zaha Hadid project – first UK building, photos

Zaha Hadid Buildings

Vitra Fire Station, Weil-am-Rhein, Germany –
Bitar, London, UK 1985
Monsoon Restaurant, Sapporo, Japan 1990
Folly, Osaka, Japan 1990
Music Video Pavilion, Groningen, Netherlands 1990
Housing project for IBA-Block 2, Berlin, Germany 1993
LFone pavilion, Weil am Rhein, Germany 1993/1999
Pavilion for Blueprint Magazine, Interbuild, Birmingham, UK 1995
Mind Zone, Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, UK 1999
Tram Station & Car Park, Strasbourg, France 2001
Contemporary Arts Centre Cincinnati, USA 2004
Vineyard buildings, Haro, Rioja, Spain 2006
Spittelau Viaduct housing, Vienna, Austria 2006
Edifici University Campus – proposal, Barcelona 2006-08
Contemporary Arts Centre Rome, Italy –
Ski-jump Innsbruck, Austria –
Masterplan, Science Hub, Singapore –
Phaeno Science Centre, Wolfsburg, Germany –
Ferry Terminal, Salerno, Italy –
Public Square & Cinema Complex, Barcelona, Spain –
Central Plant Building for BMW, Leipzig, Germany –
CMA CGM Headquarters – project, Marseilles, France (2005)
Bridge structure, Abu Dhabi, UAE –
Tramway landscaping, Strasbourg, France –

Z-Scape furniture: manufactured by Sawaya and Moroni 2001

Zaha Hadid Unbuilt Projects

Cardiff Opera House, Cardiff, Wales, UK
The Peak, Kowloon, Hong Kong
KMR, Art and Media Centre, Dusseldorf, Germany
Malevich’s Tektonik, London, UK

Zaha Hadid Product Designs

LACOSTE footwear
LACOSTE footwear
picture from ZHA

Genesy lamp for Artemide
Genesy lamp
render by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Exhibitions / Stagesets

Zaha Hadid Fluidity & Design Exhibition, Bahrain : 2009

Sonnabend Gallery, New York : 2008

Milan Furniture Fair, Italy : 2008

Dune Formations, Venice Art Biennale : 2007

Art Basel, Switzerland : 2007

Famously architect Zaha Hadid did one of her earliest building designs for The Peak architecture competition – see Hong Kong Buildings for The Peak building.

Zaha Hadid – Mind Zone, Millennium Dome, London
Mind Zone Millennium Dome
photograph © Adrian Welch

Zaha Hadid Architects: London +44 (0)20 7253 5147

Dame Zaha Hadid architect

Dame Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Hadid Architecture

Location: London, England, UK

Zaha Hadid Kirkcaldy – First UK Building

Zaha Hadid Architects Studio 9, 10 Bowling Green Lane London EC1R 0BQ

Pritzker Prize architects Winner 2004

Maggie’s Fife, Kirkcaldy : Scottish Design Awards 2007 – Public Building Shortlist

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