Zaha Hadid Architects. Parametric Colossi
When she died in 2016, the most optimistic foreboded a slow death for Zaha Hadid’s studio, and the doomsayers, immediate cessation. Neither one thing nor the other came to pass: the office now run by Patrik Schumacher has not only managed to complete the last buildings designed by Hadid, but has won new competitions for large-scale buildings – genuine giants, in fact – in many hubs of the globalized world. Four examples are presented in the following pages: the Leeza Soho tower and the airport at Daxing, both in Beijing; the culture and art center in Changsha, in China’s Hunan province; and Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.