Hadid’s Middle Eastern Projects Put on Hold

22 April 2009 (Last Updated April 22nd, 2009 18:30)

Two projects in the Middle East by leading architect Zaha Hadid have been put on hold in the face of budget cuts and funding issues. Hadid's £82.3m Dubai Opera House has been cancelled along with other projects by struggling developer Sama Dubai, despite the firm's recent merger with Du

Two projects in the Middle East by leading architect Zaha Hadid have been put on hold in the face of budget cuts and funding issues.

Hadid's £82.3m Dubai Opera House has been cancelled along with other projects by struggling developer Sama Dubai, despite the firm's recent merger with Dubai Properties and a £6.9bn government bailout.

Hadid's Performing Arts Centre on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, is also on hold as the client, the city's Tourism Development & Investment Company, tries to secure additional funding from banks.

By staff writer.