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Gerhild Orthacker Associate Director

Gerhild was born and raised in Austria and joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2007 after finishing her Diploma at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Having worked on a wide range of projects in different scales from masterplans, office buildings, and residential villas to exhibition design, installations and product design, Gerhild is now an Associate Director in Z-Cluster mostly focusing on the design aspects of a project. Z- Cluster is a design team within the practice focusing on design explorations during and after concept design stages and expanding and developing ZHA’s creative approach.

Education and Teaching
Gerhild received her Diploma of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (2007) and registered as an architect with ARB in 2016. She has been a visiting critic in architecture schools in both Austria (University of Applied Arts) and the UK (The Bartlett School of Architecture, Southbank University etc).

Gerhild is currently leading numerous concept designs and competitions as an Associate Director within the design cluster.  Recently Gerhild was a key designer for a twin tower office complex with a retail podium currently on site in Hong Kong. Other active and completed projects include an installation for the Venice Biennale in 2008, the concert interior for the Bach Pavilion at the Manchester International Festival in 2009, the Roca Showroom in London completed in 2011, Port of Tallinn Masterplan, and a couple of private villa projects and product designs.

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