Patrik Schumacher

Principal ∙ Zaha Hadid Architects ∙ UK

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Patrik Schumacher

Principal ∙ Zaha Hadid Architects ∙ UK

Patrik Schumacher is principal of Zaha Hadid Architects. Co-author of all the firm’s projects, Schumacher has led the practice since Zaha Hadid’s passing. He founded the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association in London and held the John Portman Chair in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Schumacher coined the phrase Parametricism in 2008 and publishes manifestos promoting this work as the epochal style of the 21st century.

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Morpheus Hotel’s exoskeleton structure was designed to optimise the hotel’s interiors.

© Virgile Simon Bertrand

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Welcoming almost 50 million visitors since opening in 2014, Dongdaemun Design Plaza hosts a fantastic program of exhibitions and events throughout the year including Seoul Fashion Week.

© Hufton+Crow

Heydar Aliyev Centre

Built on the site of a Soviet munitions factory, the Heydar Aliyev Center’s architecture embodies an enlightened philosophical framework. Its fluid forms promise to open and engage Azeri culture with an act of attraction rather than imposition.

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

Liquid Glacial Table

The Liquid Glacial table by Zaha Hadid Design for David Gill Gallery incorporates gentle waves and ripples milled within the transparent acrylic beneath the flat surface of its table-top, creating depth and complexity through infinite refractions; while its legs ‘pour’ from the horizontal in a structural vortex.

© Martin Slivka


The UltraStellar collection continues the journey that Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher began with David Gill Gallery in 2007. Encompassing new pieces and several that extend existing collections and ideas, the main body of the collection includes pieces in walnut, silver, glass and leather.

© Hufton Crow

London Aquatics Centre

Designed as a wave on its riverside site, the London Aquatics Centre hosted the aquatics events of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games before being converted to be used by its community. Over 1 million Londoners now use the centre every year.

Beijing Daxing International Airport

The new Beijing Daxing International Airport’s compact, radial design minimises walking distances and guides all passengers seamlessly through the relevant departure, arrival or transfer zones towards the grand courtyard at its centre – a multi-layered meeting space at the very heart of the terminal.

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