Women’s History Month: Zaha Hadid, Architect

As  the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize for Architecture, Zaha Hadid is known for her innovative architectural designs.  Born in  Baghdad, Iraq in 1950, Hadid’s  studied mathematics at the American  University of Beruit and began her architectural studies at the Architectural Association of London in 1972, graduating in 1977.  Only two years after graduation, Hadid set out  to establish her own design firm, Zaha Hadid Architects. From that time, Hadid has gone on to design many projects in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia that have international recognition.  A few of her completed projects are shown below

Nordpark Railway Station  – Innsbruck, Austria
Zaha Hadid - Innsbruck - Nordpark Cable Railway 13
Source: archidaisuki0002 (Flickr)

BMW Central Plant  – Leipzig, Germany

BMW, Leipzig - Germany
Source: bene office (Flickr)

 

Research Sources

http://designmuseum.org/design/zaha-hadid

http://zahahadidblog.com/

http://www.designboom.com/portrait/zaha_bio.html

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