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The Mysterious Disappearance of Zaha Hadid (and the Replacement Appearance of Norman Foster)

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One of those bits of news to read into and make up your own conspiracy theories or supposed conflicts. Story goes, as learned by the wonderful 1+1=3, is that Foster+Partners has been put in place to build a multi-billion office and housing project in Melbourne, Australia. Nothing too new or exciting there, sure, as Norman Foster and his pals are always landing these sorts of huge gigs. But the interesting part is learning that, up until recently, Zaha Hadid was running the project. Then, all of the sudden, she went away and no one is saying why. So now you get to make up your own story, as to why she’d walk away under mysterious circumstances. See the sorts of fun we provide for you around here? You’re welcome. Here’s a bit:

On the Sama project in Melbourne, Lord Foster, a winner of architecture’s most prestigious award, the Pritzker prize, will replace another Pritzker winner, Iraqi-born, London-based Zaha Hadid. Last year The Age revealed Ms Hadid was the project’s lead architect. It is not clear why she is no longer involved.

News of Sama Dubai‘s and Ms Hadid’s parting of ways had led to speculation that the Docklands project had collapsed. But State Government sources denied this yesterday and insisted the proposal was alive and well.

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