Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport opens in Beijing

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed its five-pronged terminal building at Beijing Daxing International Airport, which is one of the largest airports in the world. Designed by the late Zaha Hadid and current studio principal Patrik Schumacher, along with airport specialist ADPI, the 700,000-square-metre terminal to serve Beijing has been designed to be as compact as […]

Patrik Schumacher to speak about architecture education at Dezeen Day

Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher will speak at the Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October. Schumacher, who has led ZHA since the death of founder Zaha Hadid in March 2016, will take part in a discussion about the future of education. Earlier this year Schumacher ignited an international row when he claimed […]

Zaha Hadid Architects carves out sculptural flood protection barrier in Hamburg

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the sculptural Niederhafen River Promenade in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the city’s upgrade of its flood prevention system. Positioned along the 625-metre-long stretch between St Pauli Landungsbrücken and Baumwall, the Niederhafen River Promenade replaces one of the city’s existing, but dilapidating, flood barriers built in 1964. While providing vital […]

360-degree images reveal inside Zaha Hadid Architects’ Beijing Daxing International Airport

Chinese television channel CGTN has released 360-degree photography that shows the interiors of Zaha Hadid Architects‘ airport terminal building in Beijing, which is set to open next month. The images allow people to virtually explore the terminal building at the Beijing Daxing International Airport in China. They feature alongside visualisations and infographics in an interactive […]

Opus hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects nears completion in Dubai

The Opus hotel in Dubai by Zaha Hadid Architects, formed of conjoined towers with a irregular void in the middle, is almost ready to open for guests. Set in the Burj Khalifa district, the Opus will be Dubai’s only building which has both the interior and exterior designed by the late Zaha Hadid, who founded […]

Chipperfield and Foster among architects to declare climate and biodiversity emergency

Stirling Prize winning architecture firms including Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects and Foster + Partners are calling on all UK architects to adopt a “shift in behaviour” over climate change. Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and Alison Brooks Architects have also joined Architects Declare, an initial group of 17 architecture studios […]

Zaha Hadid’s air-conditioned Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar hosts its first match

The Al Wakrah Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, has an openable roof and a seating-bowl cooling system to allow football to be played all-year round. One of eight venues that will host games during the FIFA World Cup 2022, the 40,000-seat stadium was designed by Hadid before […]

Al Wakrah Stadium built by Zaha Hadid Architects for World Cup in Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Al Wakrah Stadium, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it hosts its inaugural match today. Located in the city of Al Wakrah, around 10 miles south of Doha, the 40,000-seat stadium opens with the Amir Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Duhail tonight. […]

Zaha Hadid Architects’ lakeside cultural centre nears completion in Changsha

New photos reveal the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre nearing completion in China. Due for completion this year, the 115,000-square-metre cultural complex is located beside Meixi Lake in Changsha, the capital of the Hunan province. It contains a theatre, contemporary art museum and a smaller multi-purpose venue, which Zaha Hadid Architects has placed in […]

Watch our talk on the digitalisation of architecture with Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw and Viewpoint

Dezeen’s deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft will speak to a panel of experts about how digital tools are changing the way we build. Watch the stream from 7pm UK time, live from Knauf‘s Clerkenwell showroom. The livestream has not started yet. You can watch it here or on Dezeen Facebook page from 7pm UK time. Held […]

Website forced to pay out for saying Zaha Hadid-designed building had bad Feng Shui

A property developer in China has won a payout over an article claiming the Feng Shui of the Wangjing Soho in Beijing by Zaha Hadid Architects was poor. Zhuhai Shengun Internet Technology was ordered to pay 200,000 yuan (£22,900) in compensation to SOHO China by the Chaoyang District People’s Court in Beijing for a piece that criticised the […]

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