Google seems to be celebrating Zaha Hadid today, now for those of you who don’t know who this legend is. She was one of the finest Iraqi/British architects that the world has seen. How do I know? Because I’m obsessed with architecture. She has received a number of prestigious awards for her dazzling work. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She was also the first woman to win the Royal Gold Medal in Architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects. And she won the Stirling Award, the UK’s most prestigious architectural prize.
Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame in 2012 in honour of her commitment and services to the profession (wow). Hadid never had a family of her own, choosing not to marry or have any children.
I’m going to share a few of her marvellous creations with you. There is nothing more fascinating than stunning, mindblowing architecture and this woman certainly has blown my mind. As a child, I really wanted to study architecture but life had other plans for me (also I wasn’t so good with numbers).
So ladies and gentlemen feast your eyes upon the stunning architectural work of none other than Zaha Hadid
Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan
The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum, London
Port House, Antwerp, Belgium
Bridge Pavilion, Zaragoza
International Cultural Centre, China
Bee’ah Headquarters, Sharjah UAE (unfinished)
Opus Tower, Dubai
ME Hotel, Dubai
Sleuk Rith Institute, Cambodia
Grand Theatre, Morocco
Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi
Riverside Museum, Glasgow
New Beijing Airport Terminal (unfinished)
Al Wakrah Stadium, Qatar (proposed to host 2022 FIFA World Cup)
City of Dreams , Macau, China
She died unexpectedly of a heart attack last year leaving many unfinished projects to her name.