Zaha Hadid – The Queen Of The Curve – Dies At 65

In architecture only a few people manage to reach a worldwide status and Zaha Hadid managed to do this. Everyone that follows architecture knows her name and students study the designs she did for iconic structures like the London Olympic Aquatic Centre.

Hadid was a British designer but was born in the country of Iraq. She went on to become the only woman in history to receive the RIBA (Royal Institute Of British Architects) gold medal. The company that Zaha Hadid owned, Zaha Hadid Architects, issued the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours this morning. She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital. Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today.”

It is really hard to dispute the last fact mentioned in the statement.


Hadid’s life and work will always remain in the history of architecture with works ranging from Baku to Beijing.

Some of the works that have to be mentioned include the Vitra fire station, the Riverside museum of transport (located in Glasgow), the Cardiff Bay Opera House, the Maxxi, the 2022 Qatar World Cup stadium and the list can go on.

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