Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners have withdrawn from Architects Declare

A short distance from each other, first Foster + Partners and then Zaha Hadid Architects quit Architects Declare.

Practice founder and chairman Norman Foster said the UK’s largest practice was withdrawing from the movement because of ideological differences over the architects’ work in the aviation sector.

‘Architects Declare’s steering group has unilaterally decided on its own precise and absolute interpretation of the coalition’s commitments,’ Zaha Hadid Architects said in a statement.

Foster + Partners was one of the founding signaries of the Architects Declare manifesto alongside 16 other high-profile UK studios, including Zaha Hadid Architects.

Architects Declare is a network of architectural practices committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Originated by architects Steve Tompkins and Michael Pawlyn, and launched on 30 May 2019 by the then 17 UK recipients of the Stirling Prize. it quickly attracted hundreds of other architectural practices from across the UK.

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