IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Hani Rashid

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Hani Rashid co-founded the New York-based collaboration Asymptote Architecture with Lise Anne Couture in 1989. The practice has been situated on the forefront of technological innovation in the field of architecture, urban planning, art and design. Hani Rashid has received numerous awards and recognition for visionary projects ranging in scale from art installations to large scale building design. In 2000 Hani Rashid co-represented the United States at the 7th Venice International Architecture Biennale and in 2004, Asymptote designed the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale and was awarded the prestigious Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts in recognition of exceptional contributions to the progress and merging of art and architecture. In 2008 Hani Rashid served as the Kenzo Tange chair at Harvard University’s GSD and until recently held visiting professorships at Princeton University and Columbia University in New york.
Asymptote is currently working on a broad range of commissions in the United States, Europe and Asia. Recently Asymptote completed two important projects, 166 Perry Street luxury residential building in New York city and the Yas Marina Hotel in Abu Dhabi, an iconic building that spans the Etiad Formula 1 Circuit. Asymptote is currently completing the the four rivers pavilion, a multimedia museum in korea. Other projects under construction presently including two residential towers in the Yongsan district of Seoul, Korea, Twin towers in Zhehzou China and a lhotel residential and museum complex in Dubai, UAE.