Nils Fischer Director Dipl Ing
Profile Nils joined ZHA in 2004 and has since developed a large design portfolio spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His extensive experience in delivering cultural facilities includes performing arts facilities and museums, as well as projects involving novelty design, engineering and construction solutions. In recent years, he has been working on large high-rise structures, and set the world’s construction speed record for high-rise buildings with the Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre in China.
Nils founded ZHA’s computational design research group (ZHA CODE), developing next-generation technologies for form-finding and rationalisation. He also co-leads a business unit within ZHA which focuses on large cultural, infrastructure and transportation projects.
Education & Teaching Nils has an academic background in experimental computational geometry. He studied in Germany and Italy and graduated from the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt with a degree in architecture (2002).
Project experience overview Nils has worked on a multitude of large-scale projects for ZHA, including the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan, the Dubai Opera House in Dubai, the Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre and the Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre in China.
He is currently the project associate for the Grand Theatre de Rabat in Morocco; designed as a fluid sculptural form inspired by the Bouregreg River between the ancient cities of Rabat and Salé that incorporates an 1800-seat theatre, a 7,000-person amphitheatre and an experimental performance space.