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Born: October 31, 1950

Nationality: British Iraqi

Masterpiece: London 2012 Aquatics Centre

Website: http://www.zaha-hadid.com/

 

Biography

Zaha Hadid was born October 31, 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq. She received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut before moving to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

She has taught at prestigious institutions around the world including Harvard University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, Columbia University, Yale School of Architecture.

Zaha Hadid is a winner of many international competitions. Unfortunately a number of Hadid's winning designs were initially never built. As an architect of fantastical designs that rarely emerge from their digital-modeling matrices into the real world, Hadid has a reputation as a hard-charging diva whose buildings have been similarly criticized as being more about glamor and theatrics than actual function

In 2002 Hadid won the international design competition to design Singapore's one-north masterplan.

In 2004 Hadid became the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, architecture's equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Previously, she had been awarded an CBE for services to architecture. Hadid was honored with a retrospective spanning her entire work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

In 2008, she ranked 69th on the Forbes list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women".

Notable Work

Guggenheim-Hermitage Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania, (2008-)

London Aquatics Centre, London, UK, (2008-2013)

Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion (2006-2008)

Riverside Museum (2007-2011)

BMW Central Building (2005), Leipzig, Germany

Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (1998), Cincinnati, Ohio

Information is used from: www.zahahadidblog.com

 

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