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UK based Zaha Hadid Architects distance themselves from Patrik Schumacher’s ‘urban policy manifesto’
In response to recent comments made by its principal Patrik Schumacher at the 2016 World Architecture Festival in Berlin, London-based Zaha Hadid Architects has released a statement. At the same time a firm spokesperson has emphasised that the company is not distancing itself from Schumacher himself and that he remains the firm’s principal. At WAF in Berlin earlier this month Schumacher said that he would publish, "an eight-point plan for what he would do if ever elected London mayor," which included "Abolishing all forms of social and affordable housing" and "Privatising all streets, squares, public spaces and parks, possibly whole urban districts." Open letter from Zaha Hadid Architects: Patrik Schumacher’s ‘urban policy manifesto’ does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects’ past—and will not be our future. Zaha Hadid did not write manifestos. She bu

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