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This week, Zaha Hadid Architects was back in the news

This week on Dezeen, Zaha Hadid Architects caused a stir, as it revealed plans to build on the world's most expensive plot, and practice director Patrik Schumacher criticised the Venice Architecture Biennale.

The London architecture firm revealed it was working with developer Henderson Land Development to build on a site in Hong Kong that sold for a record-breaking £2.2 billion, so £764,000 per square metre.

This week, Zaha Hadid Architects will build on world's most expensive plot
Schumacher criticised the British Pavilion exhibition, which saw the pavilion left empty and a temporary platform built on the roof. Photo is by Hélène Binet

Just days before, Patrik Schumacher launched an attack on the curators of the national pavilions at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, claiming them to be "devoid of architecture".

This week, Zaha Hadid Architects will build on world's most expensive plot
V&A unveils huge section of demolished Robin Hood Gardens at Venice Architecture Biennale

Robin Hood Gardens returned to the headlines this week, after the V&A shipped a huge chunk of the part-demolished brutalist housing estate to Italy for an installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

The exhibition was the subject of criticism and protest, prompting V&A director Tristram Hunt to write a statement of defence.

This week, Zaha Hadid Architects will build on world's most expensive plot
Balenciaga's T-shirt Shirt confuses the internet

In fashion news, Balenciaga baffled the internet with it's "T-shirt shirt", a T-shirt that features a long-sleeved shirt attached to its front, while Nike revealed plans to launch slider sandals with miniature fanny packs across the top straps.

This week, Zaha Hadid Architects will build on world's most expensive plot
Micro-robots build the world's smallest house

In technology, micro robots finished building the world's smallest house. Standing at just 0.015 millimetres high, the tiny house is around half a million times smaller than a regular two-storey house.

Meanwhile, Chicago-based tech startup Ovie got close to reaching its Kickstarter goal, for a project that connects Tupperware-style storage containers to the Internet of Things, in a bid to reduce food waste.

This week, Zaha Hadid Architects will build on world's most expensive plot
Monumental grass roof covers Planar House in Brazil by Studio MK27

Popular projects on Dezeen this week include a house in Brazil with a monumental grass roofan "open-air fortress" in Mexico , and an elevated skate bowl in Supreme's store in Brooklyn.

This week, Zaha Hadid Architects will build on world's most expensive plot
Dezeen Awards ceremony to take place at secret venue on 27 November

There are also less than 30 days to go until the Dezeen Awards entry deadline, which closes at the end of the month. Architects and designers have until 30 June to enter, and have their projects seen by our stellar lineup of judges.