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Hadid to lead promotion of architecture in Middle East

Zaha Hadid is to head up a team of British women architects on an education mission to the Middle East, as part of the British Council's events programme for 2003. Architecture will also figure highly in the British Council's activities in China, with an exhibition including designs by Cottrell + Vermeulen Architecture and FAT.

Hadid, and three women architects still to be confirmed, will participate in the first event, in Beirut, in April, which will be 'part symposium, part exhibition, part workshop'. Its aim is to 'demonstrate the tremendous innovation in architecture brought about by women in the UK, and to share this knowledge with young women architects and students of architecture throughout the Middle East'.

Meanwhile in China, the British Council's campaign to promote UK design will feature the 'Hometime' exhibition. Eight domestic designers have been asked to design a room inspired by a different character, including Sherlock Holmes, a British prime minister, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and a visually impaired child or semi-dependent elderly relative. Cottrell + Vermeulen Architecture and FAT will be joined by designers Tom Dixon, Ben Kelly, Michael Marriot, Casson Mann, Tord Boontje and Priestman Goode.

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