Zaha Hadid Architects, Arcplus and Wilson Associates have just announced a strategic alliance, which will see the three firms collaborate on a number of projects with one luxury hotel already underway.
Zaha Hadid Architects continues to redefine architecture with a repertoire of designs across the globe while Wilson Associates is one of the leading hospitality design companies. Arcplus is China’s largest design group, covering civic, transport and corporate architecture.
Zaha Hadid Architects explained: “We see this alliance as a continuation of global best practice, maintaining research and innovative thrust, where each of the firm’s 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.
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.”
The partnership will be formalised at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Shanghai, followed by celebratory events in London and New York City, in the coming months.
Arcplus reaffirmed: “This team of global experts will be at the cutting edge of architectural and engineering technology, digital design, and energy efficiency.”
Photo: Vincent Liew and Patrik Schumacher by Frederic Ducout.