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Filippo INNOCENTI

Director ZAHA HADID, UK

Filippo INNOCENTI

Director ZAHA HADID, UK

Biography

Filippo has worked with Zaha Hadid since 2002. With an architectural background that encompasses cultural facilities, conservation and sustainability, Filippo has specialized in the design of transportation buildings, opening ZHA’s successful entry into the infrastructural sector with the design of the first train stations. Co-director of the firm’s office in Rome, from 2005 to 2012 he has contributed to some of the most significant achievements of the office. His key projects include the multi awarded Naples-Afragola High-Speed Train Station, the Riyadh KAFD Metro Station, and the Navi Mumbai International Airport. More recently, he has been project director for the New Riyadh Airport and for Shenzhen Xili Transit Hub.

Responsible for ZHA’s contribute to Hyperloop Italia research platform, his expertise spans also across different fields with the Guangzhou Opera House and the Reggio Calabria Museum of Mediterranean. Filippo has been teaching Architectural Design at the Florence University of Architecture and Construction Technology at the Milan Politecnico, for a number of years. As a researcher he’s been part of the Italian Digital Avant-garde with a pioneeristic work on sustainable cities and self growing materials.

 

Awards:

  • RIBA Architecture Award, Guangzhou Opera House – RIBA, May 2009
  • AR Best Public Project 2012, Guangzhou Opera House – Architectural Record Magazine, Jul 201
  • Best Transportation Building, 20018, Naples Afragola High Speed Train Station -Surface Magazine, Jun 2018
  • BBC Best New Buildings of 2017, Naples Afragola High Speed Train Station – BBC, Jun 2017
  • CNN Most Anticipated Buildings of 2017, Naples Afragola High Speed Train Station – BBC, Jun 2017

Zaha Hadid Architects was founded in 1979 and has been at the forefront of architecture, art, and design for 40 years. Now 400 strong, based in London and with offices in Beijing, New York, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Dubai, we are known internationally for dynamic and innovative projects which build on Zaha’s revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture, and design. Over four decades of practice, Zaha Hadid Architects has created a unique aesthetic that is at once unclassifiable and yet instantly recognisable for its clarity of vision.

Awards of the office:

  • 1982 Gold Medal Architectural Design, British Architecture (59 Eaton Place, London)
  • 1998 Honourable Member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (Zaha Hadid)
  • 2002 AIA UK Chapter Award (Terminus Hoenheim North)
  • 2002 AIA UK Chapter Honourable Mention (One-north Master Plan)
  • 2004 RIBA International Award (Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art)
  • 2004 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (Zaha Hadid)
  • 2004 London Architect of the year, London Architectural Biennale (Zaha Hadid)
  • 2005 Gold Medal for Design, International Olympic Committee (Bergisel Ski Jump)
  • 2007 Forbes ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ (Zaha Hadid)
  • 2010 Time Magazine’s “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” (Zaha Hadid)
  • 2010 UNESCO Artist for Peace, Paris (Zaha Hadid)
  • 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize (MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts)
  • 2015 AJ 120 International Practice of the Year (Zaha Hadid Architects)
  • 2016 RIBA Gold Medal (Zaha Hadid)
  • 2020 CTBUH ‘Award of Excellence – Best Tall Building 200 -299m’ (One Thousand Museum)
  • 2020 CTBUH ‘Award of Excellence – Structural Engineering Award’ (One Thousand Museum)
  • 2020 CTBUH ‘Award of Excellence – Best Tall Building 200- 299m’ (Leeza SOHO)
  • 2020 CTBUH ‘Award of Excellence – Interior Space Award’ (Leeza SOHO)