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International Journal of Contemporary Architecture ”The New ARCH“ Vol. 2, No. 3 (2015) ISSN 2198-7688
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Global Studio and Global Sustainability

Interview with
VIVIANA MUSCETTOLA




from ZAHA HADID Architects





Is there a real good answer to global demands for more sustainable future or should we become more focused on the
local problems of sustainability? What was the etymology of the word “sustainability” and what does it mean today?
These are just some of the questions, which could appear in every conversation, especially professional. The answers
are different, often presented through the prism of some project. The interpretation of its meaning gives the unique
seal to each and every creation. The sig nature that is well known might become th e subject of the discussion more often
than we think.
By considering star architects around the globe it comes out that only few women managed to reserve their place among
the greats. One of them is a unique figure that established her practice back in the 90s. The one, that became the busiest
global figure and female star architects of the modern era. The Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) studio is an interesting place
full of individuals all gathered to produce and research for the best architecture. It is a sort of cluster studio where ideas
are born in collective manner and with a high sense of their own philosophy. However, the focus in this article will be
on one particular lady who works with ZHA more than a decade.
This is a short story about discussion on many topics and try to peak behind the scene of the ZHA studio. Here is how
one global studio is managing the global sustainability.














Viviana Muscettola, architect, Senior
Associate at ZAHA HADID Architect (ZHA)
joined the studio as a designer in 2004,
having previously working as an architect in
Rotterdam and Beijing. Currently, the
Project Architect for the ZHA’s Cairo Expo
City project, she holds Italian and American
nationality and is registered architect in Italy
and the UK.
Viviana has an architecture degree from the
Università degli Studi di Napoli (2001) and
Master of Architecture degree from the
Architectural Association in London (2004).
Source: Zaha Hadid Architects


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