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Philipp Ostermaier Associate Mag.Arch, ARB, RIBA, BYAK

Philipp joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2009. He has contributed to a number of high profile projects, product design studies and research on a diverse range of scales. This includes Cairo Expo City, Changsha Meixiu International Culture and Arts Centre and CIAB pavillion among other projects. He collaborated with the Computational Design Research team (ZHA code) and was one of the founding members of the ZHA design cluster. In 2013 he led the design team for a winning competition entry for the Leeza Soho tower project, a 172.800 sqm office development in the heart of a new FBD in Beijing’s Fengtai district. He has since moved to ZHAs Beijing office to carry the project through all stages as a project architect. The project was completed in November 2019 and features to this date the tallest atrium in the world with 194.15m.

Philipp’s interest has been majorly focused on computation, design, structure and geometry. This has been complemented with first hand experience of delivering projects within the Chinese market with its particular methods of project organization, collaboration and workflows.

Philipp holds architecture degrees from Technical University Munch and University of Applied Arts Vienna where he studied in the Masterclass of Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher. He is a chartered member of the RIBA and a licensed architect in the UK through ARB as well as in his home country Germany through BYAK.


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