When it comes to doing business in China, Hollywood is well acquainted with the perils of piracy. Now it appears that architects must also be wary of unlicensed copying while in that country.
Architect Zaha Hadid is reportedly dealing with a pirated design being built in the inland city of Chongqing. The copied structure may be completed before the original in the Beijing area is finished, according to Germany's Der Spiegel.
Hadid designed the Wangjing Soho, scheduled to be completed in 2014, according to the London architect's official website. The structure is an office-and-retail complex located between the capital city and the airport.