Gallery: Developer Pirates Zaha Hadid’s Latest Design in China, and Cop...

Starchitect Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing Soho complex in China has been praised by designers around the world. The design is so beloved that another developer in Chongqing is ripping it off! Designs of the three-building complex were released in 2011 and construction
 
Starchitect Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing Soho complex in China has been praised by designers around the world. The design is so beloved that another developer in Chongqing is ripping it off! Designs of the three-building complex were released in 2011 and construction is already underway, but that hasn’t stopped the rival developers from moving forward on a two-building version. Called the Meiquan 22nd Century, the design was clearly lifted from Hadid’s plans, and now the two sites are racing to complete construction first.

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