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Renowned architect Zaha Hadid, 65, dies

Internationally renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose designs included the London Aquatics Centre used in the 2012 summer Olympics, has died aged 65, her company said on Thursday. "It is with great sadness that Z

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Kuwait's new $1.28bn hospital complex on track

The work on the KD390 million ($1.28 billion) New Jahra Hospital, one of the largest healthcare development projects in Kuwait, is progressing well and is due for completion in 2018.    An expansion of the existing Jahra

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UK architect wins Makkah cultural museum project

Mossessian Architecture, an award-winning London-based architecture practice, said it has won a competition to design a cultural museum in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, which will focus on Islam, Islamic culture and history, said a report.

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UK architect wins Makkah cultural museum project

Mossessian Architecture, an award-winning London-based architecture practice, said it has won a competition to design a cultural museum in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, which will focus on Islam, Islamic culture and history, said a report.

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Nikken Sekkei opens regional office in Dubai

Nikken Sekkei, a Japanese architect and one of the world’s largest architectural design firms, has recently opened its  new regional office in Dubai, UAE. The stylish facility is located on the 29th floor of the Burj Al

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McDowell+Benedetti win big at UK architect award

London-based McDowell+Benedetti won top honours at the recent Architect of the Year Awards held in London, UK. Launched in 2004, these awards are unique in recognising a body of work across different sectors, judged by a panel of

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Skai Holdings' $1bn Dubai project wins top honours

Skai Holdings’ $1 billion Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah hotel has won its first industry accolade with architects P&T Architects and Engineers picking up the Hospitality Project of the Year at the seventh annual Middle East Architect Awa

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Pringle Brandon in key merger

Pringle Brandon, an architecture and design leader in the UK and the UAE, has joined top international design firm Perkins+Will in line with its plans to boost its presence in the Middle East and Continental Africa region. Perkins+Wil

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Belgian architects win Saudi palace job

Belgium-based DMG Architectural Solutions has been designated to design the new city palace in Riyadh, a report said. Danny De Munter, a Belgian architect specialised in high-end interior design and restoration, and Wim Gyselinck have prev

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Architect Hadid's zig-zag school wins top UK prize

Iraq-born Zaha Hadid has won Britain's main architecture prize for a second year running with her design for a futuristic Z-shaped school in London, unexpectedly beating the 2012 Olympic Games cycling arena. The Royal Institute of British

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