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Zaha Hadid's globalized view of urban landscapes

From Cardiff to Germany, Hong Kong, Rome and London, Zaha Hadid's work has a remarkable consistency in terms of architectural response to site and programme, and graphic image - at least at the level of presentation of her LSE lecture - which never seems to offer an insight into local cultural conditions. She accuses the British of being 'always worried about me dumping something 'not too far from here'', a statement in which the notion of an abstract product arriving out of cultural ...

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