Helmut Kinzler / Josè Pareja Gomes

We work at all scales and in all sectors. We create transformative cultural, corporate, residential and other spaces that work in synchronicity with their surroundings.

Helmut Kinzler is the Senior Associate at ZHA and joined the team in 1998 as a designer, project architect, BDA registered Architect and Engineer. He has also been the founder and head of the VR research and development group at ZHA since 2014. Helmut graduated from Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart in 1996 with a degree and diploma in Architecture, and in 1998, he graduated from University College, London with a Bachelor of Architecture diploma. He has taught in the Bartlett School of Architecture, and been a guest critic at Bartlett, University College London and the Architectural Association. Since joining ZHA he has subsequently worked on a series of important architectural, design and exhibition projects with his current focus on the development and the realisation of high-end residential projects. His work with ZHVR Group involves research and projects to further the technology’s use inside at ZHA and in architecture in general.


Jose Pareja Gomez. Born in Mexico City/1986: Bachelor in architecture by De La Salle University in Leon, Mexico and MArch in Architecture and Urbanism by the Architectural Association in London UK. He has been a lecturer on diverse technology and architectural forums in Latin America and Europe. His architectural work has been featured in art galleries such as the Maison Mais Non and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Since joining Zaha Hadid Architects in 2013 he has worked on a series of Urban and Architectural projects specialising in the use of computation within the design development process. He is currently working as a Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects as well as CTO for the ZHVR Group, VR research and development group within ZHA.