So-called ’strategic alliance’ aimed at international clients

Zaha Hadid Architects says it has formed a “strategic alliance” with two practices in China and the US.

The firm has linked up with Arcplus - a Shanghai-based design firm founded back in the 1950s which ZHA in a statement said covers “civic, transport and corporate architecture” - and Wilson Associates, a Dallas-based interiors specialist.

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In its statement, ZHA, which in its latest set of results saw both turnover and pre-tax profit fall last year, added: “We see this alliance as a continuation of global best practice, pioneering research and innovation, where each of the three firms’ individual strengths will deliver the most ambitious projects.”

The alliance will be aimed at international clients and ZHA said “the teams will collaborate on research initiatives with a focus on high-rise buildings”.

It will be formally launched in Shanghai, London and New York in the coming months.

ZHA is close to completing its first building (pictured) in New York, the 520 West 28th residential scheme next to the High Line in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.

The 11-storey building will include 39 units and is topped by a triplex penthouse which carries a pricetag of £40m.


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Source: Hamish Champ

Both images: ZHA’s 520 West 28th residential scheme in Manhattan. Prices at the complex start at £4m