Each a leader in their sector, three of architecture’s most successful practices have linked to establish a strategic alliance. Zaha Hadid Architects, Arcplus and Wilson Associates, will offer clients wholly integrated project delivery at the forefront of architecture, design, and engineering technology.
Zaha Hadid Architects continues to redefine architecture for the 21st century with a repertoire of designs that have captured imaginations across the globe, and Wilson Associates is a worldwide leader in hospitality design, working with clients who have global reach and reputations for excellence and creating interiors for some of the most acclaimed hotels and resorts around the world. Arcplus is China’s largest design group, covering civic, transport and corporate architecture.
Zaha Hadid Architects explained, “We see this alliance as a continuation of global best practice, maintaining research and innovative thrust, where each of the firm’s individual strengths will deliver the most ambitious projects. The combination of design excellence, resources, knowledge, and sector leading expertise, enables us to deliver more sophisticated, high-performance, and high-value projects.”
Leveraging technology to increase efficiencies and integrate stages of the design process that are at present typically disconnected across locations and disciplines, the teams will collaborate on research initiatives with a focus on high-rise buildings.
Arcplus reaffirmed, “This team of global experts will be at the cutting edge of architectural and engineering technology, digital design, and energy efficiency.”
The alliance brings together proven architectural, engineering and interior design experience that when packaged, will deliver fully coordinated solutions worldwide, providing owners and operators with one-stop solutions of multi-disciplinary services.
Wilson Associates said, “The conceptual and creative force of Zaha Hadid Architects, Arcplus’ architectural and structural engineering excellence, and Wilson Associates’ unparalleled expertise in hospitality interiors, together will offer next-generation design. Three highly decorated firms, each come with storied legacies and unparalleled reputations for innovative and imaginative designs. Together, we will work to collaborate on future proposals and provide advanced and practical solutions for international clients.”
Zaha Hadid Architects, Arcplus and Wilson Associates, are committed to a common goal: to redefine the future of design and architecture and deliver projects with long-lasting and positive impact in the built environment. The partnership will be formalized at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Shanghai, followed by celebratory events in London and New York City, in the coming months.
Interviews are available with:
Patrik Schumacher, Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects
Zhang Hua, President, Arcplus
Vincent Liew, Executive Board Member, Wilson Associates
About Zaha Hadid Architects
Working with clients that have global reputations for excellence, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has redefined architecture for the 21st century with a repertoire of projects that have captured imaginations across the globe.
Zaha Hadid Architects has delivered over 50 buildings winning more than 150 awards world-wide, amongst them the highest accolades in Architecture. Currently working on more than 60 projects, ZHA’s team of over 400 experienced professionals work with passion and commitment to deliver transformational projects on six continents and with offices in London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, New York and Mexico City.
Arcplus provides one-stop solutions of multi-disciplinary services for our clients. Our services cover the whole lifecycle of a project, including urban planning and design, architectural design, water engineering, municipal engineering, landscape design, interior design, site survey, architectural acoustic design, and EPC. With an excellent track record of more than 30,000 architecture design and engineering consulting projects, Arcplus has expanded its portfolio to provinces and cities across China and more than 20 countries and regions worldwide.
About Wilson Associates
For more than 45 years, Wilson Associates’ dynamic talent and collaborative spirit have inspired and created some of the world’s most iconic, avant-garde spaces, among them the Conrad Koh Samui; The Venetian Las Vegas; Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; and the Armani Hotel Dubai. Wilson has a strong international footprint, with more than 300 team members spanning six continents and design hubs in seven cities: Dallas, Dubai, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Singapore.