Inside the story of the queen of curves who revolutionized architecture: Zaha Hadid
Visionary architect born in Baghdad, Iraq, Zaha Hadid is probably the most famous female architect. The one who was called the "queen of curves" revolutionized the world of architecture.
She was a major figure in deconstructivism with a style of her own: a fluid aesthetic where sharp angles give way to uninterrupted curves.
She is at the origin of innovative projects worldwide, such as the Galaxy Soho in Beijing or the Heydar-Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku.
Zaha Hadid is the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize (the Nobel Prize for Architects) and the Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Moreover, she won an award every year, and even 12 in the same year.
Daring architect with a strong character, she never stopped creating futuristic and grandiose projects that reflected her vision.
According to The Guardian, Zaha Hadid has “liberated architecture from geometry”.
Photo #1: Zaha Hadid. Photo: Tatler Hong Kong
Photo #2: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, Zaha Hadid, Azerbaijan
Photo #3: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, Zaha Hadid, Azerbaijan
Photo #4: Galaxy SOHO, Zaha Hadid, Pékin. Photo: @construcaocivil instagram
Photo #5: Stade Al Wakrah, Zaha Hadid, Qatar. Photo: Luke Hayes, Hufton+Crow
Photo #6: CECEP campus , Zaha Hadid, Shanghai. Photo: ArchDaily
Photo #7: Antwerp Port House in Anvers, Zaha Hadid, Belgium