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Maria Loreto Flores

Maria Loreto Flores

Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Chilean-born Maria Loreto joined Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) in 2006 and has since worked on a diverse range of projects in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latinamerica. She focuses on large scale projects, providing a detailed knowledge of the inter-relationships between complex geometries design and construction, managing multi-disciplinary teams on high-profile schemes comprising masterplans, towers, expos, and convention centres. Built work includes the luxury Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China; the Seamless Pierres Vives, France,  d’Leedon Residential Complex, Singapore and recently the Seamless Bridge in Hangzhou Seamless City in China.

She has taught at Design studios in Chile and the UK and has been a visiting critic in architecture schools in Chile, Argentina, the UK and the US, including the Architectural Association, Bartlett School of Architecture in London and UNC Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also part of the Low Carbon initiative at ZHA and the Steering Committee of Women in Architecture UK (WIA UK).

Maria Loreto obtained her Architecture Degree from the Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism of Universidad de Chile and holds a Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism Design Research Laboratory (DRL) from the Architectural Association in London.