Renowned Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid passed away due to heart attack. She was 65.
She was world’s most famous female architect and was known for her neofuturistic design which was her signature architectural style.
She was the first female winner of the top Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004), also known as the Nobel for architecture.
About Zaha Hadid
- Born on 31st October 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq.
- Hadid first had studied mathematics at the American University in Lebanon and later pursued architecture at the Architectural Association in London in 1972.
- She had designed the London Aquatics Centre, which was used during the 2012 London Olympics.
- She also designed the Al Wakrah Stadium, which is under construction for the 2022 Qatar Football World Cup.
- Some of her notable architectural projects: Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts (Rome), Heydar Aliyev Centre (Baku), Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (Cincinnati) and Guangzhou Opera House (China).
- Awards and Honours: Pritzker Prize (2004), Royal Gold Medal in architecture (2016) by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
- Twice won the RIBA Stirling Prize, Britain’s most prestigious architecture award in 2010 and 2011. Queen Elizabeth II had honoured her with a damehood (knighthood) in 2012.