Tag Archives | Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Newtechnic wins Contract for new Central Bank of Iraq

By John Lee. Newtechnic, which describes itself as a world leader in building engineering technology, has reportedly won the contract to design the facade and oversee the co-ordination and construction of the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) building in Baghdad. According to New Civil Engineer, the building, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), will […]

How British Creativity can Help Iraq

By Ashley Goodall. How British Creativity can help Iraq and rebuild nations and communities. As middle Eastern economies begin to realise dependency on oil is no longer an option, they are diversifying their economies and evolving their cultures to position for the future, key is creativity and the tech economy. For many the’ Iraq’ word […]

IBBC Women’s Group Holds First Roundtable

IBBC Women’s Group Roundtable: Judge Marilyn Mornington on Women in the Workplace The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Women’s Group held its first roundtable with District Judge Marilyn Mornington as the key note speaker. The event was held at G4S offices in Victoria on the 7th April and was attended by representatives of member universities […]

Architect Dame Zaha Hadid Dies

Iraqi-born Architect Dame Zaha Hadid has died, aged 65. BBC News reports that she died following a heart attack on Thursday in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis. Among her many awards, she received the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004, and was the first woman […]

Iraq Architecture and Planning Forum in London

The Annual Forum of the UK’s Al-Kindi Society for Engineers takes place in London on Saturday 9th January, and it promises to be an essential event for all in the industry. Chaired by Dr. Subhi Al-Azzawi and Dr. Caecilia Pieri, the Forum will address the topic of Iraq Architecture and Planning, and will include speakers […]

Zaha Hadid Wins 2016 Royal Gold Medal

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (24 September 2015) announced that the globally-renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid will receive the 2016 Royal Gold Medal, the first woman to be awarded the prestigious honour in her own right. Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by […]

Non-Members Welcomed at IBBC Conference

Iraqi and British politicians will be joining senior business leaders from both countries at the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) eighth London conference in early November. Entitled “Iraq – Accentuating the Positive”, the event is being held at the spectacular Institution for Civil Engineers building, One Great George Street, on November 5th and 6th. In light […]

More Companies Join IBBC

By John Lee. Influential trade body, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), has welcomed three new members since the start of August: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), the internationally renowned design firm – with British-Iraqi Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Zaha Hadid at its helm – is set to bring its bold and visionary design to Iraq, […]

Zaha Hadid “Topples Winner” to Design Parliament

By John Lee. Zaha Hadid has won the RIBA-run international competition to design a new parliament complex in Iraq, despite coming third in the original contest, reports Building Design. According to the report, the deal has been shrouded in secrecy with leading Iraqi architectural critic Ihsan Fethi complaining that he has yet to see what […]

Zaha Hadid to Design Parliament Building

By John Lee. Zaha Hadid has reportedly been chosen to design the new £630-million Iraqi Parliament building in Baghdad. According to Architects Journal, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) landed the project despite coming third in a design contest for the prestigious building, which was won by London-based Assemblage. It is understood that the company has been working […]