Entries by Nicolas

MAXXI celebrates 10 years

The MAXXI: National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome opened ten years ago this weekend. The New York Times: “What would Pope Urban VIII have made of MAXXI, the new museum of contemporary art designed by Zaha Hadid on the outskirts of this city’s historic quarter? My guess is that he would have been ecstatic. “This 17th-century […]

The Investcorp Building celebrates 5 years

The Investcorp Building of Oxford University’s Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College opened 5 years ago this week. Integrating new academic, research and archive facilities within a design defined by the existing built and natural environment of the college, the Investcorp Building was awarded by the Oxford Preservation Trust and received a 2016 RIBA National Award. “This […]

ME Dubai at Opus receives 2020 Legend Award

ME Dubai hotel at the Opus receives 2020 Legend Award from Departures Magazine in their list of the world’s most stunning new buildings. The 2020 Legend Awards serve as inspiration for future travel—when it is safe to do so; honouring buildings that set the gold standard for global architecture by pushing the boundaries of innovation to create larger-than-life works […]

Leeza SOHO finalist for AZ Awards 2020

Leeza SOHO in Beijing has been selected as a finalist for the AZ Awards 2020, in the category: Architecture – Commercial and institutional buildings over 1,000 square metres. Launched in 2011 by AZURE magazine, the AZ Awards recognises excellence and innovation in design, and showcases the world’s best projects, products and ideas. Leeza SOHO tower […]

ME Dubai hotel at the Opus

Home to the new ME Dubai hotel, the Opus is located in the Burj Khalifa district adjacent to Downtown Dubai and Business Bay on the Dubai Water Canal. Exploring the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior, the design was presented by Zaha Hadid in 2007 and is the only hotel […]

ZHA to build CECEP’s new Shanghai headquarters

Following the international design competition, Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to build the new Shanghai headquarters of the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP). CECEP is the country’s leading company initiating and funding projects with a focus on renewable energy technologies that include: solar, hydroelectric and wind power generation; environmental conservation initiatives […]

Vauxhall Cross Island Awarded Planning Permission

Responding to Lambeth council’s aspirations for a district centre for Vauxhall in London, the design creates a vibrant new public square adjacent to the busy rail, underground and bus interchange. The proposal also accommodates TfL’s existing plans to upgrade the traffic gyratory and bus station to provide greater accessibility and safety for all. Comprising two […]

Two ZHA projects nominated for ArchDaily Building of the Year Award China

Two projects in Beijing by Zaha Hadid Architects have been nominated for the 4th edition of ArchDaily’s Building of the Year Award China; Leeza SOHO and Beijing Daxing International Airport. Leeza SOHO’s site is diagonally dissected by an underground subway service tunnel at the intersection of five new lines currently under construction on Beijing’s Subway network. […]

ZHA Covid-19 Update

The health and safety of our employees, partners and clients is always our priority. With cases of coronavirus Covid-19 increasing in the UK and abroad, ZHA has established a task force to continually monitor the evolving situation and evaluate every aspect of our work to ensure the wellbeing our staff and our ongoing business continuity, […]

Morpheus model showcased at the Pompidou Centre

An intricate paper model of the Morpheus Hotel exoskeleton is within the “Neurons, simulated intelligence” exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. While artificial intelligence appears to have invaded all the industrial fields of the contemporary world, from finance to medicine, games to behaviour, architecture and the military, this situation has never really been linked […]