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Design | Architecture: Dame Zaha Hadid — Her Most Iconic Buildings & Designs that May Never be Realised


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13-ZAHA HADID-This Is GlamorousHeydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan (2007-2012). Photo by Hufton+Crow via D Pages



Her work is distinctively NEOFUTURISTIC, characterized by the “powerful, curving forms of her elongated structures” with “multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life”.

Best known for her curvilinear structures, ZAHA HADID had a truly groundbreaking and inspirational career. She was the first woman to win the Pritzker prize in 2004, the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011, France’s Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and Japan’s Praemium Imperiale, among many other distinctions. In 2012, she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal.

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  • I have long loved her work. Even when she used straight lines, she often found a way to throw a curve in there (Brisbane, Cambodia).

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