Zaha Hadid, a talented woman who is known by many of us, left us at the age of 65. She was one of the world’s greatest female architects.
She earned a degree in mathematics at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon and completed further studies at the Architecture Association School in London in the 1970s.
The architect won several awards in her career. In 2004 Hadid was the first woman and Muslim to win the Pritzker Prize, which is seen as the “Nobel Prize of architecture”, and in 2016 she was the first woman who won the Royal Gold medal.
All of her works are very innovative and she never made something twice, it always had to be unique. It was very difficult to choose only five of her works to show you, but in my opinion these are the best ones.
Guangzhou Opera House – Guangzhou China
The building, which looks like a space ship, was built in 2010 in the south of China. An international competition was held for the construction of this project, and it is Zaha Hadid, who won the competition against the popular architect Rem Koolhaas.
Nordpark Railway station – Innsbruck Austria
Dongdaemun Design Plaza – Seoul , South Korea
The building has a huge complex multifunction. Built on the site of a former baseball stadium, the neofuturistic appearance of the building presents powerful curves and elongated forms features which represent hers.
Sheikh Zayed Bridge – Abu Dhabi , UAE
The bridge was built in honor of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, principal driving force of the United Arab Emirates, who died in 2004.
Innovation Tower – Hong Kong , China
The decease of Zaha Hadid is something that affects many of us. Her work was so special and unique. She was a very ambitious woman who we can take as an example.
Fortunately, we can still admire her work around the world and that’s a way to never forget her.