Zaha Hadid Architects named ‘Fastest Growing Practice’ at AJ100

Zaha Hadid Architects received the Fastest Growing Practice award at this year’s AJ100 Awards which took place on 8 June at the Tower of London.

The third largest UK architecture practice in the AJ100, ZHA was named “a standout winner” in the category having doubled its number of architects from the previous total whilst also increasing relative income.

“This is a very impressive degree of growth for a practice of this size,” cited the AJ.

“And this was true organic growth, with the practice taking on more staff to service its burgeoning workload.”

The shortlist also included 5plus Architects, Corstorphine + Wright, EPR Architects, Foster + Partners, Grimshaw, John Robertson Architects, Levitt Bernstein and Scott Brownrigg.

ZHA’s recently completed projects include the Salerno Maritime Terminal and Oxford University’s Middle East Centre.

The practice is currently working on more than 40 projects in 24 countries including the New Beijing Airport Terminal in China, 520 West 28th Street in New York and the CityLife Tower in Milan for Generali.

ZHA’s portfolio comprises cultural, academic, residential, corporate, sporting and infrastructure projects across six continents.