Zaha Hadid Unveils Luxury Apartment in Mexico That Honors Its History

A rendering of Zaha Hadid Architects most recent project, a series of luxury apartments in Mexico.

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), one of the most venerable names in the world of architecture, has spent decades separating itself from other firms by designing swooping silhouettes and sharp angles into their famous structures. Yet, with their latest project, a series of recently unveiled luxury apartments in Mexico, the firms bold aesthetic took inspiration from the very people who once laid claim to the land it’s being built on—the Mayans.

The structures will feature surfaces that comprise a small number of geometric shapes, a hallmark of Mayan architectural history. Not only will this serve a cultural and aesthetic purpose…