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About Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects work at all scales and in all sectors. They create transofrmative cultural, corporate, residential and other spaces that work in synchronicity with their surroundings. Each of Zaha Hadid's, founding partner of Zaha Hadid Architects, dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary experimentation and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture, and design.

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One Thousand Museum in Miami Tops Out

One Thousand Museum in Miami Tops Out

20 Feb 2018, Miami – One Thousand Museum, a 61-story residential skyscraper in Miami designed by Zaha Hadid…

Dubai’s Opus Set to Open

Dubai’s Opus Set to Open

8 Jan 2018, Dubai – The Opus, a 19-story mixed-use development designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is set to…

As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year

As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year

8 Dec 2017, Milan – Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping…

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One Thousand Museum in Miami Tops Out
20 Feb 2018 – Miami, United States
One Thousand Museum, a 61-story residential skyscraper in Miami designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, has topped out. The 213-meter tower features a curved exoskeleton made…
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Dubai’s Opus Set to Open
8 Jan 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Opus, a 19-story mixed-use development designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is set to open on 15 January. The tower will offer more than 5,200 square meters of office…
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As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year
8 Dec 2017 – Milan, Italy
Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District will integrate a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, a…
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Construction Begins on 50-Story Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City
10 Nov 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico
Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in Mexico City. Located near the 28-hectare La…
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Milan’s Nearly-Finished Generali Tower to Open to Public for One Day
13 Oct 2017 – Milan, Italy
The 170-meter Generali Tower, due for completion in early 2018, will take part in the FAI Autumn Open Day on Sunday, October 15 by opening its doors to the public,…
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The Mayfair Clears Planning Approval in Melbourne
26 Sep 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
A British architecture firm has won planning approval for the £194 million ($260 million) Mayfair building, which will be built on St. Kilda Road, a major route through…
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New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing
10 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the…
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Hotel Brand to Open in Melbourne’s Upcoming 600 Collins Street Tower
30 Jun 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne. The project is expected to open…
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Architects Break Ground on Sky Park Development in Bratislava
23 May 2017 – Bratislava, Slovakia
Zaha Hadid Architects has broken ground on the construction of a new 5.5-hectare development in Bratislava, Slovakia. Known as Sky Park, the master plan will transform an…
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Architects Reveal Renderings for Alai Complex in Cancún
17 May 2017 – Cancún, Mexico
Architects have unveiled the design for the Alai complex in Cancún, Mexico. The newly proposed development marries ecological considerations, engaging design, and a…
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Construction Progresses on The Opus in Dubai
9 May 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Opus is steadily nearing completion in Dubai. At the moment, the interior of the building remains a forest of scaffolding, and the only guide to its eventual…
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Structural Details Visible on Miami’s Under-Construction One Thousand Museum
10 Apr 2017 – Miami, United States
As construction on One Thousand Museum progresses, the building’s unique design and structural system are coming into view. Due to complete in 2018, the project features…
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Architects Propose Renovation and Vertical Expansion of New York High-Rise
23 Mar 2017 – New York City, United States
Compelling new renderings have been unveiled for the renovation and vertical extension of an existing skyscraper at 666 5th Avenue in Midtown, resulting in a tower that…
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Construction of Leeza Soho in Beijing Reaches Level 20
16 Feb 2017 – Beijing, China
Construction of Leeza Soho, a 207-meter mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20 out of 46. The building is expected to architecturally top…
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The Opus in Dubai to Feature Permanent Memorial to its Architect
3 Jan 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A major hotel and apartment building currently under construction in Dubai is set to include a memorial to its architect, the late Zaha Hadid. The project, dubbed The…
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Architect Tapped to Design Residential Tower at 412 St. Kilda Road in Melbourne
19 Dec 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
An architecture firm has won design rights to its second major scheme in Melbourne with a proposal for a 21-story residential tower – dubbed The Mayfair – located at 412…
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1000 Museum Begins to Take Shape in Miami
17 Aug 2016 – Miami, United States
Currently under construction in Miami, 1000 Museum has progressed to its 15th of 60 floors. Conceived as “a continuous piece of contemporary sculpture,” the tower is set…
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Tapered Tower in Melbourne Receives Planning Approval
14 Jul 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
A proposal for 600 Collins Street, which features a tapered mixed-use tower sited on the western boundary of Melbourne’s central business district, has been granted…
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First Renderings of Doha’s Hyacinth-Inspired Hotel Revealed
12 Jul 2016 – Doha, Qatar
An architecture firm has revealed plans to build a 38-story, fluid-form hotel as part of a new coastal district in Qatar. The building's design is based on the form of…
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Generali Tower Tops Out at 44 Floors in Milan
10 Jun 2016 – Milan, Italy
Zaha Hadid’s twisting Generali Tower has topped out in Milan. Once complete, the 44-story skyscraper will be one of three towers slated for the CityLife development…
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Zaha Hadid’s Melbourne Tower Nears Planning Approval
10 May 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
A proposed 54-story tower was referred to Victoria’s planning minister for approval without consideration by the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee, meaning…
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Major Construction Milestone Reached for The Opus in Dubai
29 Feb 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Developers have announced that The Opus' offices will be ready and accessible by the second quarter of 2016, and then work will begin on the planned serviced apartments…
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Zaha Hadid Unveils Residential Tower in Melbourne
23 Dec 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Zaha Hadid is designing another skyscraper in Australia. Following designs for a trio of towers in Brisbane and a pair of towers in Gold Coast, the London-based architect…
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Proposed Beijing Office Tower Would Have World’s Tallest Atrium
25 Sep 2015 – Beijing, China
Architects have revealed a proposal for a 46-story skyscraper in southwest Beijing that will feature the world’s tallest atrium – a 200-meter-high space which extends…
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Construction Begins on One Thousand Museum in Miami
17 Aug 2015 – Miami, United States
The concrete pour will soon begin on Zaha Hadid Architect's new residential tower overlooking downtown Miami's Museum Park. The 62-story tower, located at 1000 Biscayne…
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Can Hong Kong’s Innovation Tower Inspire the City’s Architects?
26 Feb 2015 – Hong Kong, China
In the thick of Hong Kong's concrete jungle lies the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has become a welcoming home for design…
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Dubai to Receive the Middle East’s First ME by Melia Hotel
20 Jan 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Renderings have been released for the Middle East’s first “ME by Melia” hotel, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, in its flagship project The Opus. The hotel will…
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A Dozen Designers Create a Unique Experience at the Silken Puerta America Madrid
21 Oct 2014 – Madrid, Spain
The Silken Puerta América Madrid features interiors that were designed by a dozen world-renowned architecture firms. Each studio designed one of the 12 interior floors,…
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Futuristic Towers Planned for ABC Studio Site in Brisbane
3 Sep 2014 – Brisbane, Australia
A trio of residential towers is set to rise from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)’s abandoned studio complex in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong, putting…
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Hadid’s Hong Kong Tower Opens
15 May 2014 – Hong Kong, China
Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently celebrated its opening day. The 15-story building has the capacity for 1,450…
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Macau’s City of Dreams to Host a Hadid Hotel
31 Mar 2014 – Macau, China
Melco Crown Entertainment has announced that its fifth hotel in the City of Dreams project at Cotai, Macau, will be designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The exposed…
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Construction Closes on Innovation Tower
25 Nov 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Construction of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Innovation Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has completed. The 15-story building is ZHA's…
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One Thousand Museum Approved
8 Aug 2013 – Miami, United States
One Thousand Museum Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has received unanimous approval from the Miami Urban Design Review Board. At 706 feet (215 meters), the…
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ZHA Releases 1000 Museum Details
9 Jul 2013 – Miami, United States
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has released detailed renderings of the design of its 1000 Museum Tower, designboom reports. The 215-meter (705-foot) building will be the…
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Get a First Look at Hadid's Miami Tower
24 May 2013 – Miami, United States
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has released images of its much-anticipated 60-story residential skyscraper to be built in downtown Miami. The 215-meter One Thousand Museum…
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Zaha Hadid’s First U.S. Residential Tower to Rise in Miami
18 Mar 2013 – Miami, United States
Zaha Hadid is set to design her first U.S. residential tower, a 60-story structure in downtown Miami with an insect-like concrete exoskeleton as its predominant design…
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Singapore Launches Seven Zaha Hadid Towers
25 Feb 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
Construction has begun on Singapore's largest residential development, the Zaha Hadid-designed d'Leedon condominium tower complex. The seven tower development will…
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ZHA Hong Kong Innovation Tower Tops Out
9 Oct 2012 – Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) has topped-out the 76-meter-tall Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower. On completion, Innovation Tower will be…

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Zaha Hadid Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings

29 Jan 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and…

CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference

13-15 Nov 2017, Event Report – The city of Tel Aviv was honored to host the CTBUH Tel Aviv Regional Conference…

6th Annual CTBUH International Student Design Competition

31 Oct 2017, CTBUH Research – The winner and final rankings for the CTBUH International Student Design…

Zaha Hadid Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings
29 Jan 2018, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.
CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference
13-15 Nov 2017, Tel Aviv – Event Report
The city of Tel Aviv was honored to host the CTBUH Tel Aviv Regional Conference in collaboration with the annual IACIE conference and CTBUH Israel.
6th Annual CTBUH International Student Design Competition
31 Oct 2017, Sydney – CTBUH Research
The winner and final rankings for the CTBUH International Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by Woods Bagot, were determined at the 2017 CTBUH Conference in Australia.
CTBUH China Supports Vertical Urbanism Forum at Tongji University
17 Oct 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
The College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University and CTBUH China co-organized a one-day symposium on Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
CTBUH Rope-Less, Non-Vertical Elevators Team Holds Second Meeting
23 Jun 2017, Rottweil – Event Report
The second meeting of the research team involved in “A Study on the Design Possibilities Enabled by Rope-Less, Non-Vertical Elevators” was held in Rottweil, Germany.
CTBUH UK & ZHA: Tall Towers as Catalysts for Social Interaction
8 May 2017, London – Event Report
Zaha Hadid Architects and CTBUH UK hosted an event in the ZHA gallery space, featuring presentations and a panel discussion on tall towers as catalysts for social intercation.
Miami Grows Up
16-20 Feb 2015, Miami – Tour Report
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Office Director & Journal Editor, visited Miami to engage with firms, welcome new members, and gain a understanding of a fast growing tall building market.

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Patrik Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2006
London, United Kingdom

Viviana R. Muscettola

Viviana R. Muscettola

CTBUH Annual Conference, Speaker, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Michele Pasca di Magliano

Michele Pasca di Magliano

CTBUH Annual Conference, Speaker, 2017
London, United Kingdom

CTBUH Leaders at Zaha Hadid Architects

Patrik Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2006
London, United Kingdom

Viviana R. Muscettola

Viviana R. Muscettola

CTBUH Annual Conference, Speaker, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Michele Pasca di Magliano

Michele Pasca di Magliano

CTBUH Annual Conference, Speaker, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Gianluca Racana

Gianluca Racana

CTBUH Annual Conference, Speaker, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Eugene Leung

Eugene Leung

CTBUH China Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2016 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Satoshi Ohashi

Satoshi Ohashi

CTBUH China Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2016
Beijing, China

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CTBUH Resources Involving Zaha Hadid Architects

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Finalist

China Award Excellence

"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event

29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]

CTBUH Video Interview – Patrik Schumacher

18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects

Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High Rise Vernaculars

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Yansong Ma, MAD Architects; Winy Maas, MVRDV; Yan Meng, Urbanus; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Jerry Yin, SOHO China Co. Ltd.

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Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Leading Women in Tall Buildings

High Intensity Urban Order

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects

Design to Fabrication: Fifth Hotel City of Dreams, Macau

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Viviana R. Muscettola, Zaha Hadid Architects

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Videos

"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event
29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]
The London Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter recently hosted [i]Geometry of Tall Buildings[/i], a conversation between leading architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.…
CTBUH Video Interview – Patrik Schumacher
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects
Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Patrik talks about the evolution of modernist design and the new considerations needed for the built environment in the 21st century.
Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High Rise Vernaculars
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Yansong Ma, MAD Architects; Winy Maas, MVRDV; Yan Meng, Urbanus; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Jerry Yin, SOHO China Co. Ltd.
The issue of skyscraper form and expression being appropriate to cultural and social context is currently a hotly debated topic in China, as well as other parts of the world. Some believe that skyscrapers are starting to homogenize cities…
Session 3 Q&A
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference;
The Session 3 speaker panel consisting of Shahab Lutfi, Dubai Properties and Patrik Schumacher, Founding Partner, Zaha Hadid Architects; took questions from the CTBUH Chicago Conference audience at the Herman Hall, IIT, Chicago.
Keynote Talk - Thinking Outside the Box
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects presents several high-rise projects by Zaha Hadid Architects including proposals in New York, Beijing, Marseilles, Milan, Moscow and Dubai at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the Herman Hall, Illinois…

Papers/Research

Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Leading Women in Tall Buildings
Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held, but also in terms of receiving credit for the work they have done. The tall…
High Intensity Urban Order
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects
Density via high-rise structures remains a primary agenda in our era of urban concentration. It is crucial to understand the societal forces that drive concentration: the communication requirements of Post-Fordist Network Society. In contrast to…
Design to Fabrication: Fifth Hotel City of Dreams, Macau
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Viviana R. Muscettola, Zaha Hadid Architects
This paper presents the unique collaboration among architects, engineers and contractors for the 5th Hotel at the City of Dreams in Macau. Our methodology centers around a comprehensive 3D model that was iteratively optimized to refine the…
City of Dreams, Macau: Maintenance Design in Ultra-Complex Structures
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Isabella Pallavicini, Gianpaolo Apollonio & Luca Rizzotti, Fly Service Engineering
The issue of developing a safe and efficient access strategy considering the context of a complex shape is addressed. In these cases, all envelope and structure maintenance operations need careful engineering strategies and planning to develop safe…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Interconnectivity of Design and Construction for Complex Towers in Relation to Movement Issues
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Mark Lavery, Tim Kelly & Anil Hira
As the trend for complex architectural forms continues, the relationship between design and construction has become ever more interdependent. Where this interdependency was once limited to distinct elements, such as outriggers, and vertical…
Bridging the Gap: Proposed Evacuation Links at Height in the World Trade Center Design Entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper proposes to analyse in detail the skybridge links of the WTC replacement designs – impact on evacuation, structure, façade, tower operation etc – with the aim of establishing the advantages of such linkages, and how these could be…

Tall Buildings Involving Zaha Hadid Architects

1   Nanjing International Youth Cultural C… 2015 315 m Nanjing
2   Nanjing International Youth Cultural C… 2015 255 m Nanjing
3   One Thousand Museum 2018 213 m Miami
4   SOHO Li Ze Tower 2019 207 m Beijing
5   Wangjing SOHO T3 2014 200 m Beijing
6   Fereshteh Pasargad Hotel 2019 188 m Tehran
7   Generali Tower 2017 177 m Milan
8   Morpheus 2018 155 m Macau
9   Tour CMA-CGM 2010 143 m Marseille
10   d'Leedon 05 2014 137 m Singapore
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