Ten upcoming Zaha Hadid Architects skyscrapers

A visual of the Tower C terraces by Zaha Hadid Architects in Shenzhen

Ten upcoming Zaha Hadid Architects skyscrapers

As Zaha Hadid Architects' The Henderson skyscraper nears completion on the world's most expensive site in Hong Kong, we take a look at 10 other skyscrapers in the works by the studio.

Founded by the late Zaha Hadid in 1980, the studio has designed many well-known buildings ranging from the MAXXI in Rome to London's Aquatic Centre.

Zaha Hadid Architects' portfolio already includes several distinctive skyscrapers around the world, such as One Thousand Museum in Miami and Morpheus hotel in Macau, with many more on the way.

Read on for 10 upcoming skyscrapers by the studio.

The Henderson skyscraper in Hong Kong by Zaha Hadid Architects
Photo by Jennifer Hahn

The Henderson office, Hong Kong

Zaha Hadid Architects' 36-storey The Henderson in Hong Kong, which has a curved glass facade informed by the buds of an orchid, was recently photographed nearing completion.

The site at 2 Murray Road was widely reported as the world's most expensive plot when it was purchased for the project in 2017.

Find out more about The Henderson office ›

OPPO Headquarters by Zaha Hadid Architects
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OPPO headquarters, Shenzhen, China

Slated to be completed by 2025, the OPPO Shenzhen headquarters will consist of four interconnected towers designed to house open-plan offices for the Chinese smartphone manufacturer.

Each tower will be characterised by sinuous glass forms that taper inwards toward ground level, despite their varying heights.

Find out more about OPPO headquarters ›

A visual of the supertall Tower C by Zaha Hadid Architects in Shenzhen
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Tower C, Shenzhen, China

Tower C is another skyscraper planned for Shenzhen, which Zaha Hadid Architects designed as a pair of supertalls linked by a multi-storey podium of curved green terraces and aquaponic gardens.

Expected to be finished by 2027, the mixed-use development will reach nearly 400 metres in height and become one of the city's tallest buildings.

Find out more about Tower C ›

Mercury Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects
Image by VA

Mercury Tower, Paceville, Malta

Currently under construction, Mercury Tower has been the tallest building in Malta since it topped out in 2020.

Reaching 122 metres in height, the skyscraper features a distinctive twist in its structure, which divides the building's residential apartments and hotel rooms.

Find out more about Mercury Tower ›

Discovery Tower skyscraper
Image courtesy of Neom

Discovery Tower, Sarawat Mountains, Saudi Arabia

Discovery Tower is a shard-shaped crystalline skyscraper, which is planned for the Trojena ski resort as part of Neom in Saudi Arabia.

Visuals recently released by Neom show a supertall structure defined by numerous columns that taper toward the peak and will house observation decks and restaurants.

Find out more about Discovery Tower ›

Vauxhall towers by Zaha Hadid
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Vauxhall Cross Island towers, London, UK

Construction has reportedly begun on Vauxhall Cross Island towers – a duo of buildings in south London that will be connected by a shared podium and feature 53 and 42 storeys respectively.

Plans for the mixed-use development previously caused a stir when opponents of the scheme were angered by the heights originally proposed for the towers.

Find out more about Vauxhall Cross Island towers ›

The Bora Residential Tower by ZHA
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Bora Residential Tower, Mexico City, Mexico

Located in the Santa Fe business district in Mexico City, the Bora Residential Tower is currently being constructed with a completion date yet to be confirmed.

When complete, the six-tower building will be over 50-storeys tall, making it the "highest residential tower" in the city, according to Zaha Hadid Architects.

Find out more about The Bora Residential Tower ›

Daxia Tower
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Daxia Tower, Xi'an, China

Planned for China's Xi'an business district, Daxia Tower will reach 210 metres tall when complete.

The mixed-use building will feature a curved form and planted interior terraces that "echo mountainside waterfalls", according to the tower's architects.

Find out more about Daxia Tower ›

Mayfair hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects
Image by VA

The Mayfair, Melbourne, Australia

The Mayfair is an upcoming tower in Melbourne with a completion date yet to be confirmed.

The 64-metre-high apartment block will be defined by facades covered in angular balconies and a roof crowned by a pair of swimming pools.

Find out more about The Mayfair ›

Visual of Zaha Hadid Architects proposal for CECEP Shanghai Campus
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CECEP Shanghai Campus, Shanghai, China

Developed for Chinese renewable energy company CECEP, this mixed-use building will utilise renewable energy technologies and recycled materials when constructed, according to its architects.

Planned for north-east Shanghai beside the Huangpu River, the campus will consist of three interlinked towers when complete.

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