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Mapping the Prolific In-Progress Works of Zaha Hadid

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Since winning the Pritzker Prize in 2004, starchitect Zaha Hadid has been among the most sought after architects in the world, landing big commissions from Singapore to Oxford. Granted some of the projects have been waylaid by the financial crisis, but more than a dozen are still currently under construction. That's right, Hadid isn't just tied up with designing custom-made, $160K dining tables these days, she's also seeing some of her billion-dollar projects come to life. That must be what's giving the architect the confidence to insert her sometimes-jarring form of modernism into the age-old campus at the University of Oxford.


· Here's a $160K Dining Table Designed by Zaha Hadid [Curbed National]
· Does Zaha Hadid Fit in a Medieval English University Town? [Curbed National]
· All Zaha Hadid coverage [Curbed National]

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1. Dongdaemun Design Plaza

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After two years of delays, this cultural and design center is due to be completed in 2013. The giant complex has a total area of 915,000 square feet and will house a design museum, library and educational facilities, plus a park to provide coveted urban green space.

2. Capital Residence

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1 Knightsbridge, London
Greater London SW1X 7LX, UK

Designed for Russian real estate mogul Vladislav Doronin and his supermodel girlfriend Naomi Campbell, this spaceship-like house includes a section that looks like a Jetsons treehouse.

3. Rabat Grand Theatre

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Avenue 16 Novembre
Rabat, Morocco

The centerpiece of a sprawling riverfront development in the heart of Rabat, this theater complex will include three performance spaces: a 2,050-seat main theater, a smaller 520-seat space, and a 7,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. The total cost is estimated at $156M.

4. CityLife Milano - Lo Storto

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Hadid designed Lo Storto, the Twisted One, one of three starchitect-designed towers currently rising in northwest Milan. She also penned the design for seven smaller-scale residential buildings in the same complex.

5. Fraunhofer ISC Technikum III

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Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Built for a materials research institute, this laboratory and office building is a bit more restrained than some of Hadid's other in-progress projects.

6. Dorobanţi Tower

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Strada Paris
Bucharest, Romania

Currently still in the planning stages, this dramatic glass tower would become one of the tallest buildings in Bucharest. The tower will house a hotel, casino, luxury residences, and offices, with a floor area of over 790,000 square feet.

7. d’Leedon Singapore

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Formerly known as Ferrer Court, this giant condominium complex was first designed by Hadid back in 2007, has suffered some setbacks, but is now back on track. The 2.37M-square-foot project has an estimated cost of more than $1.3B.

8. Lilium Tower

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Nowogrodzka 49
Warsaw, Poland

Going up across from the train station on the site of Warsaw's Marriot Hotel, this tapered glass tower is currently in the permitting stage.

9. Vienna Library and Learning Center

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Augasse 2-6, Vienna University of Economics and Business
1090 Vienna, Austria

An angular addition to the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the 300,000-square-foot Library and Learning Center seems to have more glass than books.

10. King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

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1 Knightsbridge, London
Greater London SW1X 7LX, UK

Currently under construction in the desert on the northern outskirts of Riyadh, the KAPSRC is among the most stylistically ambitious of Hadid's designs, a giant honeycomb that provides shade for a series of planted courtyards.

11. Issam Fares Institute

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Bankrolled by a prominent Beruit businessman and politician, this Hadid structure will house a public policy institute attached to the American University of Beruit.

12. Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

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Heydar Aliyev Avenue
Baku, Azerbaijan

The finishing touches are just being put on this serpentine addition to the skyline of Baku, Azerbaijan. Inside, the building houses a performance space, a gallery, and a museum.

13. Oxford's Middle East Centre

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Bodleian
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Construction commenced just over a month ago on this swooping glass addition to the University of Oxford campus. Hardly contextual, given the centuries old architecture elsewhere on the campus, but plenty cool.

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1. Dongdaemun Design Plaza

South Korea

After two years of delays, this cultural and design center is due to be completed in 2013. The giant complex has a total area of 915,000 square feet and will house a design museum, library and educational facilities, plus a park to provide coveted urban green space.

2. Capital Residence

1 Knightsbridge, London, Greater London SW1X 7LX, UK

Designed for Russian real estate mogul Vladislav Doronin and his supermodel girlfriend Naomi Campbell, this spaceship-like house includes a section that looks like a Jetsons treehouse.

1 Knightsbridge, London
Greater London SW1X 7LX, UK

3. Rabat Grand Theatre

Avenue 16 Novembre, Rabat, Morocco

The centerpiece of a sprawling riverfront development in the heart of Rabat, this theater complex will include three performance spaces: a 2,050-seat main theater, a smaller 520-seat space, and a 7,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. The total cost is estimated at $156M.

Avenue 16 Novembre
Rabat, Morocco

4. CityLife Milano - Lo Storto

Italy

Hadid designed Lo Storto, the Twisted One, one of three starchitect-designed towers currently rising in northwest Milan. She also penned the design for seven smaller-scale residential buildings in the same complex.

5. Fraunhofer ISC Technikum III

Neunerplatz 2, 97082 Würzburg, Germany

Built for a materials research institute, this laboratory and office building is a bit more restrained than some of Hadid's other in-progress projects.

Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

6. Dorobanţi Tower

Strada Paris, Bucharest, Romania

Currently still in the planning stages, this dramatic glass tower would become one of the tallest buildings in Bucharest. The tower will house a hotel, casino, luxury residences, and offices, with a floor area of over 790,000 square feet.

Strada Paris
Bucharest, Romania

7. d’Leedon Singapore

151A King's Road, Singapore 268158

Formerly known as Ferrer Court, this giant condominium complex was first designed by Hadid back in 2007, has suffered some setbacks, but is now back on track. The 2.37M-square-foot project has an estimated cost of more than $1.3B.

8. Lilium Tower

Nowogrodzka 49, Warsaw, Poland

Going up across from the train station on the site of Warsaw's Marriot Hotel, this tapered glass tower is currently in the permitting stage.

Nowogrodzka 49
Warsaw, Poland

9. Vienna Library and Learning Center

Augasse 2-6, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 1090 Vienna, Austria

An angular addition to the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the 300,000-square-foot Library and Learning Center seems to have more glass than books.

Augasse 2-6, Vienna University of Economics and Business
1090 Vienna, Austria

10. King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

1 Knightsbridge, London, Greater London SW1X 7LX, UK

Currently under construction in the desert on the northern outskirts of Riyadh, the KAPSRC is among the most stylistically ambitious of Hadid's designs, a giant honeycomb that provides shade for a series of planted courtyards.

1 Knightsbridge, London
Greater London SW1X 7LX, UK

11. Issam Fares Institute

Riad El Solh, Lebanon

Bankrolled by a prominent Beruit businessman and politician, this Hadid structure will house a public policy institute attached to the American University of Beruit.

12. Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

Heydar Aliyev Avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan

The finishing touches are just being put on this serpentine addition to the skyline of Baku, Azerbaijan. Inside, the building houses a performance space, a gallery, and a museum.

Heydar Aliyev Avenue
Baku, Azerbaijan

13. Oxford's Middle East Centre

Bodleian, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Construction commenced just over a month ago on this swooping glass addition to the University of Oxford campus. Hardly contextual, given the centuries old architecture elsewhere on the campus, but plenty cool.

Bodleian
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom