The mind-boggling story of Zaha Hadid, the greatest female star of architecture
This groundbreaking woman changed the face of modern architecture, even though she managed to complete her first real project only at the age of 44. Zaha Hadid's inspirational story and her incredible non-linear shaped buildings are what will leave you speechless today.
In 2020, she would have turned 70 years old.
She had a happy childhood
As a child, she designed her own bedroom
Since the very beginning of her journey in architecture, Zaha has been "a planet in her own orbit."
For many years her radical designs remained unbuilt, and she became known as "Paper Architect"
Zaha finally got a chance to realize a major project in 1991, 14 years after her graduation
Even after her first project came to life, Zaha decided to quit architecture once
Zaha found the strength to continue and made the impossible possible
In 2004, she became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize
She was never afraid to speak
She had a successive line of shoes – also incredibly provocative and futuristic
Here are some of Hadid's most impressive works:
Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck, Austria (1999–2002)
Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg, Germany (2000–2005)
Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan (2007-2012)
Wangjing SOHO, Beijing, China (2009–2014)
Interior of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Library and Learning Center (2013)
Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2007–2014)
Dongdaemun Design Plaza at night, Seoul, Korea (2009-2014)
The Opus, Dubai, UAE (2007- to be opened in 2020)
Zaha Hadid died after a sudden heart attack in 2016.
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