Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid was born in 1950 in Iraq. She first studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before she realized her vocation was architecture in 1971. She graduated in Architectural Association in London.
By 1979 she became a famous entrepreneur in London and launched Zaha Hadid Architects. Slowly, she gained her reputation across the world for her trail-blazing theoretical works.
In 2004 Zaha Hadid became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Zaha  stands out as one of the main figures of deconstructivism, a style which refuses the linear order of the modern architecture. Her style bases on the use of tense lines and curves, sharp forms and superimposed plans which give to its creations complexity and lightness.

In parallel of her  architect’s career , she  teaches in the most prestigious international institutions. Zaha Hadid has already dispensed her knowledge to the Association of architecture of London, to the College of design of the University of Harvard, to the School of architecture of Chicago and to the University of the Decorative arts of Vienne.

 
Let’s take a look to her amazing work :
She designed gifts and home decoration/accessories but she also designed architecture buildings. You can recognize her products thanks to the contrast of colours and materials. She was an ambitious woman with a great talent.
 
Architecture projects :
 
2008 Opera, Canton, Chine
2008 Pavillon bridge, Saragosse, Espagne
2005 Usine BMW, Leipzig, Allemagne
2003 Ski Jumps in Innsbruck, Autriche
2003 Contemporary Arts Center Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Etats-Unis
2001 Tramways terminus in Hoenheim, Strasbourg, France
1999 Dome of Millennium, Greenwich, Londres, Grande-Bretagne
1996 Opera, Cardiff
1993 Fire station, Vitra, Allemagne

 

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