Tag Archives | Zaha Hadid

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Confusion Over Design Contract for Iraqi Parliament

By John Lee. Peter Besley, director at London-based architecture practice Assemblage, has told Architects' Journal that despite winning the competition to design the £620-million Iraqi Parliament complex, there was still confusion as to who would actually be awarded the contract. The company feared losing the project to the firm run by Baghdad-born Zaha Hadid; a […]

Zaha Hadid Shortlisted for $1bn Parliament Complex

The Architects' Journal reports that Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been shortlisted to design the new $1 billion parliament complex in Baghdad. ZHA senior architect Mohamed Al-Jubori attended a project briefing in Baghdad last month with Iraqi parliament president Osama al-Nujaifi. Hadid already has the contract for the Iraqi Central Bank building. The practice is […]

Iraqi Architect Wins Top Prize

The Evelyn Grace Academy, a cutting-edge new secondary school in Brixton, south London by Zaha Hadid Architects has won the prestigious £20,000 RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 for the best new European building built or designed in the United Kingdom. This is the second year running that Zaha Hadid Architects have won the RIBA Stirling Prize; […]