Zaha Hadid is the first woman and the first Arab ever to win the most prestigious architecture prize in the world, The Pritzker. Her work is worldwide acclaimed and she is known to have continuously challenged the boundaries through her work. Dame Zaha Hadid was born in Iraq in 1950, she studied mathematics in Beirut and architecture in London where she remained to practice her art and trying to change our perception of SPACE. We cannot think of a greater way to celebrate her than trough her work; here is our selection of 3 of her most interesting projects.
1.Ski jump on Bergisel mountains, Austria, 2002 2. Maxxi Museum, Rome, Italy, 2010 3. Weil am Rhein, Germany, 1993 For further insights, watch the video bellow, where you can enjoy a delightful review of her work.
Like all the iconic architects she extended her design philosophy to other fields like interior design, object design and fashion.
“Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.” – Zaha Hadid
Although she will be greatly missed, Dame Zaha will continue to live on through her amazing projects and her persona will forever inspire us.
“ I don’t like the word compromise” – Zaha Hadid
Dame Zaha Hadid takes part in a question and answer session at Oxford Union in March 2016.