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Zaha Ha­did Ar­chi­tects has won a com­pe­ti­tion to mas­ter­plan the re­gen­er­a­tion of a dis­used wa­ter­front site in Rus­sia’s largest shipping port. Con­struc­tion work on a phased de­vel­op­ment of nine prin­ci­pal build­ings is due to be­gin in the sec­ond half of next year. The first phase will in­clude fa­cil­i­ties for civic, cul­tural and cor­po­rate events, as well as around 1150 ho­tel rooms in the hope of creat­ing a new tourism hub in this Black Sea city that has the am­bi­tion of at­tract­ing in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences, trade fairs and busi­ness con­gresses. Pub­lic plazas, gar­dens and parks also fea­ture in the mas­ter­plan.

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