Civil war breaks out at Zaha Hadid Architects

Patrik Schumacher

Schumacher takes fellow executors of Zaha’s will to court

The executors of Zaha Hadid’s will are locked in an extraordinary legal wrangle that has exploded into the public domain.

Patrik Schumacher lodged a claim in the High Court this week against his three fellow executors of Hadid’s £70m will. The three are architectural patron Peter Palumbo, Hadid’s niece Rana and the artist Brian Clarke.

All four are also directors of Zaha Hadid Holdings, the practice’s parent company. They were appointed last year.

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