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Green candidate in Highgate employed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid

16:00 02 May 2014

Architect Zaha Hadid. Picture: PA Archive/Ian West.

Architect Zaha Hadid. Picture: PA Archive/Ian West.

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An architect from one of the world’s leading design firms is among the Green candidates hoping to be elected in Highgate.

Matt Johnston, who works for world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid at her company’s Clerkenwell-based HQ, is standing for the first time on May 22.

His candidacy is being seen as a major boost to the party’s plans for housing policy, which include proposals for “innovative” 
co-housing developments.

Zaha Hadid Architects, owned by Ms Hadid, an Iraqi-British architect, has designed a number of high-profile buildings around the world, including the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

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