Remembering the late Zaha Hadid: Architect & Visionary Icon
Famous Architect, Zaha Hadid's death was ahead of her time... just like her ambitious projects and seemingly endless visual imagination. Hadid was the first woman woman to be awarded architecture’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize, in 2004. Last month she had also become the first female recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects’s Royal Gold Medal.
Graceful curves, sharp angles, and innovative and revolutionary designs. It's hard to put into words the description of her works. Both architect and artist, Hadid's contribution to the architectural community will be forever appreciated, respected and admired.
Hadid’s big break came from an unexpected place, when she was commissioned to design Cincinnati’s Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. The New York Times once described the building as “the most important new building in America since the Cold War."
1000 Museum, Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach
Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport, UK
Anyone struggling to put into words her audacious aesthetic could start with her fellow colleague Peter Cook’s description at that ceremony: “If Paul Klee took a line for a walk, then Zaha took the surfaces that were driven by that line out for a virtual dance, and then deftly folded them over and took them out for a journey into space.”
(Sources: zaha-hadid.com, fastcodedesign.com,