HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have dominated the past week’s headlines for both good and bad reasons, and the new UK architectural commission comes under further scrutiny. Read on to find out more.

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Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their plans to create a ‘people-centric’ smart city to the west of the Russian capital of Moscow. Joined by Pride Architects, the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye district will occupy a 460 hectare site and will consist of residential buildings as well as business sectors and culture hubs. The designs so far are truly stunning but very futuristic.

Zaha Hadid's Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye smart city - HEKKTA

Zaha Hadid Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye smart city – HEKKTA

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In a very controversial move, Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects has launched a High Court bid to take total control of the late Zaha Hadid’s estate. Friends and family are fighting against him in court, saying she would be devasted to learn of what Schumacher was doing. He is one of four executors appointed by Zaha to carry on her legacy after her death in March 2016.

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The UK’s new Building Better, Building Beautiful comission has come under further scrutiny with architects and designers alike saying it is an attack on progressive and modernist ideas; Roger Scruton, the chair of the new commission, says that is a “necessary change of culture” and that architects need to reject modernism to save our cities.

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Amazon confirm that it will split it’s new HQ2 between Arlington County and Queens, but local residents and politicians are protesting over the amount of money used by New York governor Andrew Cuomo and mayor Bill de Blasio to lure the global company to the area.

Amazon outrage - HEKKTA - Zaha Hadid

Amazon outrage – HEKKTA – Zaha Hadid

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David Beckham’s football team Inter Miami is one step closer to reality as his amazing plans for a huge football park and stadium, Miami Freedom Park & Soccer Village, have been backed by a public vote. Inside the huge complex will be the football team’s stunning stadium aswell as a 23-hectare park, a hotel, a shopping precinct and public sports grounds, designed by Miami-headquartered firm Arquitectonica.

Miami Freedom Park - HEKKTA - Zaha Hadid

Miami Freedom Park – HEKKTA – Zaha Hadid

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Properties are taking longer to sell than a year ago, analysis suggests, at an average of more than three months in urban areas of the UK.

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Nike unveil their new flagship store in New York, with the sports giant’s swoosh symbol and airbag technology inspiring the design.

Nike House of Innovation - HEKKTA - Zaha Hadid

Nike House of Innovation – HEKKTA – Zaha Hadid

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London Stansted’s planning application for further airport expansion was narrowly approved yesterday by Uttlesford District Council.

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The new US Embassy in Honduras features a mixture of curved glass and shiny copper in a new design revealed by architects SHoP. The New Embassy Compound (NEC) will be built in Honduras’ capital city, Tegucigalpa and will replace the previous embassy in La Paz.

New Embassy Compound - HEKKTA - Zaha Hadid

New Embassy Compound – HEKKTA – Zaha Hadid

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The council of Westminster in London is banning the construction of ‘super-sized’ buildings, built for the rich oligarchs and the elites in an attempt to free up space for more affordable homes for ‘real people’.

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Jakarta’s property market hit by a commodity slowdown.

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Across the UK, Edinburgh emerges as the city with the hottest property market, while London emerges as the worst.

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The winners have been revealed of the new Construction Skills Fund in which the government promised £22m to train up new workes and improve skills. All the ‘hubs’ will be based at live construction sites so trainees learn in a real-world construction environment. The construction industry and government alike are full of praise and optimism of this new scheme, which will strengthen the skill set of local labour, which many are saying is crucial in a post-Brexit context.

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