Zaha Hadid Architects Expands Presence in the Middle East

The company’s new office is located in the Dubai Design District, a creative hub for artists and designers.

by Laura Calugar

The Dubai Financial Market

The Dubai Financial Market

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesZaha Hadid Architects, a global leader in pioneering research and design investigation, recently opened a new office in Dubai. With 30 years of experience in urbanism, architecture and design in the Middle East and North Africa, ZHA is currently collaborating with clients throughout the region on 16 transformational projects.

Located in Unit 503, Building 8, Dubai Design District, the new office provides greater levels of assistance, coordination and communication with ZHA’s increasing client base throughout the Middle East. The Dubai Design District is close to Mohammed Bin Rashid City and Dubai’s Business Bay.

Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects

Having more than 450 staff members in 55 nations across the world, ZHA creates cultural, corporate, residential and other types of buildings. The National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome, the BMW Central Building in Leipzig or the Guangzhou Opera House are amongst the most renowned ZHA-designed buildings. The company’s architects are working on a multitude of projects, including the KAPSARC Research Centre in Riyadh, the high-speed train stations in Naples, Italy, and the CMA CGM Head Office tower in Marseille, France, but also the new stadium in Al Wakrah, Quatar, one of the host cities of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Zaha Hadid Architects is a British international architecture and design firm founded by Zaha Hadid, with its main office in London. Zaha Hadid was a pioneer of parametricism and an icon of neo-futurism, and passed away in March 2016 at the age of 65.

Images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects