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See the Progress of Zaha Hadid Architects' World Cup Stadium in Qatar, Set to Open This Year

16:00 - 20 February, 2018

Construction of Zaha Hadid ArchitectsAl Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is marching forward, with an opening date anticipated by the end of 2018. As shown in a video released by the Supreme Committee for Legacy & Delivery, the stadium’s concrete lower bowl has been poured and its massive roof pillars have been successfully installed.

Watch the Construction of Zaha Hadid's 1000 Museum Tower in This Full PBS Documentary

12:00 - 15 February, 2018
Watch the Construction of Zaha Hadid's 1000 Museum Tower in This Full PBS Documentary

As one of Zaha Hadid's final projects, One Thousand Museum Tower in Miami, approaches completion (having topped out just last month), a new documentary on its construction has been released by PBS. 

The building was the subject of the season premier of "Impossible Builds," which profiles "the creation of some of the world’s most ambitious, complex and technologically advanced construction projects." 

Described by the show as "one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board," the 62-story tower features a unique glass fiber reinforced concrete exoskeleton – a system never before seen at this scale.

The show is now available to watch in its entirety online. Check it out below!

12 Exhibition Design Projects that Show Architecture Doesn't Have to Be Permanent to Be Powerful

14:00 - 10 February, 2018
12 Exhibition Design Projects that Show Architecture Doesn't Have to Be Permanent to Be Powerful, Minding the Digital / MVRDV. Image © Zhang Chao
Minding the Digital / MVRDV. Image © Zhang Chao

Thinking broadly of architecture, the masterpieces of the past inevitably come to mind; buildings constructed to withstand the passage of time, that have found an ally in age, cementing themselves in the history of humanity. Permanence, however, is a hefty weight to bear and architecture that is, due to its program, ephemeral should not be cast aside as "lesser-than."

Photos Show the Light and the Dark in Zaha Hadid Architects' Vienna Library

09:30 - 21 January, 2018
© Edwin Seda
© Edwin Seda

In Zaha Hadid Architects' description of their Library and Learning Centre at the University of Economics Vienna, they describe the exterior of the building as "characterized by two elements of contrasting colors separated by a glass joint: shell and shadow." For that reason, the building was a perfect subject for architect and photographer Edwin Seda, who says he is fascinated by the effect light has on buildings. "Design is created to work with natural light but is never really in control of this aspect," says Seda. "This set of images therefore explores light as a medium for architectural transformation, a sort of fourth dimension, that only materializes once the building is complete and the seasons begin to change."

Seda's photoset captures the Library and Learning Centre throughout the course of a day: from the daytime when the building's light and dark elements are clearly distinguished; to sunset when one side of the building is closer to orange than the white or black planned by the architects; then to the evening, when the building's internal lights bring an entirely different dynamic to the building's composition. Read on to see the full set of images.

© Edwin Seda © Edwin Seda © Edwin Seda © Edwin Seda + 9

Zaha Hadid Architects Unveil Mixed-Use Public Square Scheme for Vauxhall Cross Island in London

12:00 - 19 January, 2018
Zaha Hadid Architects Unveil Mixed-Use Public Square Scheme for Vauxhall Cross Island in London, © Slashcube
© Slashcube

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled the design of a new mixed-use development to be located on the Vauxhall Cross Island site adjacent to Vauxhall Station in London. Aiming toward becoming a new public square for the neighborhood, the complex will consist of two towers connected by a street level podium, offering a variety of programmatic uses including a hotel, offices, residences, retail and public amenities.

© Slashcube © Slashcube © Slashcube © Slashcube + 8

Zaha Hadid Architects' Hungerburgbahn Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

06:00 - 25 December, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects' Hungerburgbahn Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary , Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

For 10 years this December, Zaha Hadid’s Hungerburgbahn have graced the built environment of InnsbruckAustria. Since its conception, over 4.5 million passengers have visited one of the four train stations connecting them from downtown Innsbruck to the Norkette Mountain to Hungerburg.

Zaha Hadid Architects' Bee’ah Headquarters Tops Out in UAE

12:00 - 19 December, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects' Bee’ah Headquarters Tops Out in UAE

The Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Bee’ah Headquarters has topped out in Sharjah, UAE, as its structural steelwork and centerpiece concrete dome have been put in place.

With a design inspired by the form of sand dunes and oriented to optimize prevailing winds, the complex is striving for the highest standards of renewable energy and sustainable future targets, an appropriate goal for the new headquarters of the UAE's leading integrated environmental & waste management company.

Courtesy of Bee'ah Courtesy of Bee'ah Render by MIR. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects Render by MIR. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects + 24

CityLife Shopping District / Zaha Hadid Architects

09:00 - 13 December, 2017
CityLife Shopping District / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
  • Design Team

    Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Director

    Gianluca Racana
  • Area

    32000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Design Creates Shoe and Transparent Clutch Bag for Charlotte Olympia

12:00 - 23 November, 2017
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Design
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Design

This week, Zaha Hadid Design released a new platform wedge shoe and accompanying clutch bag with British shoe and accessory brand Charlotte Olympia. The limited edition pieces, which sport the familiar flowing forms perfected by Hadid in her architecture, are both constructed using a combination of transparent perspex and rose gold accents.

Zaha Hadid Architects Breaks Ground on Mexico City's Tallest Residential Building

15:05 - 9 November, 2017
Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed images of their latest design, the Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City, as construction on the project has broken ground.

Commissioned by Mexican developer Némesis Capital in 2015, the new tower will offer a variety of new housing options to the fast-growing neighborhood of Santa Fe, a business district in western Mexico City that is home to 3 universities and the regional offices of high profile tech companies including Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche and Amazon.

Zaha Hadid Architects Breaks Ground on Mexico City's Tallest Residential Building Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Némesis Capital Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Render by LabTop. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Némesis Capital Courtesy of Némesis Capital + 7

Structural Design of Zaha Hadid's 1000 Museum Revealed in CAD Drawings

13:15 - 7 November, 2017
Structural Design of Zaha Hadid's 1000 Museum Revealed in CAD Drawings, Structural Proposals. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Proposals. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects

As Zaha Hadid Architects’ 1000 Museum residential tower in Miami continues toward its December 2018 completion date (tracked by this nifty countdown clock), the computer drawings for the structure have been revealed, showing the complex structure in section, elevation and detail.

Construction of the 62-story skyscraper is getting close to topping out as it rises past its neighbors on Biscayne Bay.

Check out the drawings below as well as the latest interior and exterior renderings in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

Exoskeleton Detail Profiles. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects Ground Floor Elevation. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects Elevation. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects Mid-level. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects + 33

Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte Beats Out 30 Top Firms in Munich Concert Hall Competition

15:30 - 2 November, 2017
1st Prize - Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten. Image Courtesy of Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten
1st Prize - Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten. Image Courtesy of Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten

The Austrian firm Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte has been selected as the winner of an international competition for the design of a signature new concert hall in Munich, Germany, beating out proposals from 30 of the world’s most notable architecture practices.

The competition tasked architects with designing a stand-alone new structure on a 5,300-square-meter site near the Ostbahnhof train station in the neighborhood of Werksviertel. The building program included an overall floor area of approximately 9,500 square meters, including a larger 1800-seat concert hall and a more intimate 600-seat venue that satisfy “the most exacting acoustic requirements.”

2nd Prize - PFP Planungs. Image Courtesy of PFP Planungs 3rd Prize - David Chipperfield Architects. Image Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects 4th Prize - 3XN. Image Courtesy of 3XN 5th Prize - Staab Architekten. Image Courtesy of Staab Architekten + 49

Spotlight: Zaha Hadid

04:00 - 31 October, 2017
Spotlight: Zaha Hadid, Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Hufton+Crow
Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Hufton+Crow

In her lifetime, Pritzker prize-winning architect, fashion designer and artist Zaha Hadid (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) became one of the most recognizable faces of our field. Revered and denounced with equal aplomb for the sensuous curved forms for which she was known, Hadid rose to prominence not solely through parametricism but by designing spaces to occupy geometries in new ways. Despite her tragically early death in March of 2016, the projects now being completed by her office without their original lead designer continue to push boundaries both creative and technological, while the fearless media presence she cultivated in recent decades has cemented her place in society as a woman who needs just one name: Zaha.

Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Hufton+Crow Vitra Fire Station. Image © Wojtek Gurak Bergisel Ski Jump. Image © Hélène Binet Antwerp Port House. Image © Hélène Binet + 35

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects

09:10 - 25 October, 2017
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    University Road, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Architectural Design

    Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Directors

    Lars Teichmann, Charles Walker
  • Design Director

    DaeWha Kang
  • Area

    70000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

First Photos Revealed of Amenity Spaces at Zaha Hadid Architects' High Line Residential Tower

12:15 - 20 October, 2017
First Photos Revealed of Amenity Spaces at Zaha Hadid Architects' High Line Residential Tower, © Scott Frances
© Scott Frances

Now open to residents, the first photos of the lobby and amenity spaces at Zaha Hadid ArchitectsNew York residential tower, 520 West 28th Street, have been revealed by developer Related Companies. Rising 11 stories next to the High Line in West Chelsea, the building houses 39 bespoke residences, interiors of which were revealed for the first time earlier this year

Now, the building’s spectacular common spaces are complete, including a 75-foot-long skylight-lit pool; an entertainment lounge with complete kitchen; a fully equipped gym; a 24-hour juice bar; and a spa suite containing a hot tub, rain showers, treatment beds, a plunge pool, sauna and steam room. But perhaps the most unique feature is the 12-seat IMAX theaters, one of the first private IMAX theaters in the world. The space will be able to be reserved by residents for film watching, parties or video game tournaments.

© Scott Frances © Scott Frances © Scott Frances © Scott Frances + 9

Zaha Hadid Architects Among 80 Designers to Create Dog Houses for UK Pet Charity

14:00 - 11 October, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects Among 80 Designers to Create Dog Houses for UK Pet Charity, 'Cloud' - Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
'Cloud' - Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Who says architecture is only for humans? Not the UK-based pet charity Blue Cross for Pets, whose BowWow Haus London campaign is bringing design into the doghouse.

Joining a growing list of more than 80 architects, designers and artists, Zaha Hadid Architects is the latest practice to design a one-of-a-kind dog kennel that will be be displayed before being  auctioned off at a gala next May to benefit the more than 40,000 sick, injured and homeless pets helped by Blue Cross for Pets each year.

Shiro Studio. Image via BowWow Haus London AHA Design. Image via BowWow Haus London The "Bark-alona Pavilion" - Jia-hao Syu, Design Haus Liberty © 2017, Jia-hao Syu, Design Haus Liberty. Image via BowWow Haus London Shiguru Foo-foo Pavilion - Jia-hao Syu, Design Haus Liberty © 2017, Jia-hao Syu, Design Haus Liberty. Image via BowWow Haus London + 12

Zaha Hadid Architects Reveal Residential Tower in Melbourne Inspired by Australia's Natural Forms

10:40 - 26 September, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects Reveal Residential Tower in Melbourne Inspired by Australia's Natural Forms, © VA
© VA

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed the design of the Mayfair Residential Tower, a new 19-story residential complex in Melbourne, Australia that draws inspiration from the fluid forms of the country’s landscapes and seascapes. Located on the major mixed-use artery of St Kilda Road, the project will provide each unit with a large balcony and views of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Port Phillip Bay, Albert Park and the city skyline. 

© Mr P Studios © Mr P Studios © VA © VA + 11

Zaha Hadid Architects' Light Projection Show Transforms 18th Century Baroque Palace in Germany

16:00 - 18 September, 2017

An 18th century baroque palace in Karlsruhe, Germany has become the canvas for a dazzling light mapping projection in the latest project by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Named “Behaviour Morphe,” the projection display was created in collaboration with composer Max Cooper and leading digital artists Andy Lomas and Mubbasir Kapadia for the city’s 2017 Schlosslichtspiele Festival, exploring how digital spatial concepts could shape the living spaces of the future.