DAME Zaha Hadid was an architect who designed the Heydar Aliyev Centre and the London Aquatic Centre.The Iraqi born Brit was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize as well as the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.Zaha Hadid was a celebrated architect known as the “Queen of the curve” who designed buildings including the London Aquatic Centre, Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum in the US, and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.Born in Baghdad in 1950 to a politician dad and artist mum she studied in Beirut and London before opening her architecture firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, in Britain in 1980.Hadid was not linked to particular school of architecture but her designs became known for their fluid forms.When she received the Pritzker Prize in 2004 jury chairman Lord Rothschild, said: “Zaha Hadid has been unswerving in her commitment to modernism. Always inventive, she’s moved away from existing typology, from high tech, and has shifted the geometry of buildings.”As well designing iconic buildings she taught architecture at many highly regarded institutions including Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge University and the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture.The architect worked around the world with major projects… Read full this story
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