Zaha Hadid Architects posted an announcement on the firm’s website yesterday, providing a status update on forthcoming projects while thanking supporters for their kind words since the passing of the famed architect.
The update begins with the following:
"Zaha Hadid Architects and the Hadid family deeply appreciate the many heartfelt notes of condolence and tributes to Zaha. We thank all our friends, colleagues, clients and supporters around the world. Zaha trusted everyone to achieve the potential she saw in them, to never stop questioning, to never stop imagining, to realise the fantastic.
Zaha is in the DNA of Zaha Hadid Architects. She continues to drive and inspire us every day, and we work on as Zaha taught us — with curiosity, integrity, passion and determination.
Through research, experimentation and collaboration we make the discoveries that we did not think were possible, working on new ideas, pushing them into the mainstream to raise standards and benefit all. Marrying concepts of integration and connectivity with advancements in design, ecologically sound materials and constructions practices, we do not look at the disparate parts, but work to understand them as a whole to find solutions to the defining challenges of our era."
The update also discusses designs and opening dates for four projects set for completion later this year. According to the firm’s own list of unfinished and unbuilt projects, these are the only ones slated for completion in 2016. No word yet on succession plans, but this announcement suggests the firm will continue for the near future on existing projects.
April 25: Salerno Marine Terminal (Salerno, Italy)
September 25: Port House (Antwerp, Belgium)
October 2016: King Abdullah Petroleum Research Centre (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
December 2016: Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum (London, UK)