The design world cries the demise of Zaha Hadid, happened today March 31 in Miami. The Iraqi architect became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of her multiple prizes. Moreover, she was recently awarded the RIBA’s 2016 Royal Gold Medal, the first woman to be awarded the prestigious honour in her own right.
Zaha Hadid studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before starting her architectural journey firstly at the Architectural Association in London, and than establishing her own practice in London, Zaha Hadid Architects.
Between Zaha Hadid’s most famous creations, we remember The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin of 1986 and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales made in 1994.
Also, the architect held various academic roles including the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.