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Zaha Hadid Architects, Arcplus and Wilson Associates announce strategic alliance

Each a leader in their sector, three of architecture’s most successful practices have established 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. Arcplus is China’s largest design group, covering civic, transport and corporate architecture. 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.

Zaha Hadid Architects explained, “We see this alliance as a continuation of global best practice, pioneering research and innovation, where each of the three firms' 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 alliance will be formalised at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Shanghai, followed by celebratory events in London and New York City in the coming months.

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