Zaha Hadid

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Zaha Hadid (Baghdad, 1950) is an Iraqi architect. She studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before moving to London to study at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture. [1] In 2004, she became the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Zaha Hadid Architects is the name of her firm based in London (Since 1980).

Hadid has taught at the Architectural Association, the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Austria, the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, the Yale School of Architecture, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, and some other prestigious institutions around the world.

In 2006, her work was the subject of a critically-acclaimed retrospective exhibition at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

In 2012, Zaha was awarded with the Mexican Mario Pani Prize of architecture.

Principal projects

Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati.
  • 1983 The Peak Leisure Club - Hong Kong Competition, Hong Kong, China.
  • 1986 Office Building Berlin-Charlottenburg, Berlin.
  • 1987 IBA - Hochhaus (Wohnhof) Berlin-Kreuzberg, (1987-1994), Berlin.
  • 1990 Abu Dhabi Hotel, United Arab Emirates.
  • 1990 Al Wahda Sports Center, Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • 1990 Tokio Cultural Center, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1990 Hafenstrasse Building, Hamburg.
  • 1990 Expo 90 Osaka Folly, Osaka, Japan.
  • 1990 Groningen Music Video Pavillon, Groningen, Holland.
  • 1990 Bar-restaurant Moonsoon, Sapporo, Japan.
  • 1993 Vitra Fire Station, Weil am Rhein, Germay.
  • 1999 Mind Zone at the Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, England.
  • 1999 Landesgardenschau, Landscape Formation One, Weill am Rheim, Germany.
  • 2000 Stazione Marittima di Salerno, Italy.
  • 2001 Terminus Hoenheim-Nord, Strasbourg, France.
  • 2001 Cinema - Plaza De Las Arts, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2001 Maggie Center, Scotland.
  • 2002 Ski Jump in Innsbruck, Austria.
  • 2002 World Trade Center Site, New York, USA.
  • 2003 BMW Plant Leipzig - Central Building, Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2003 High Speed Train Station, Afragola, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2003 Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
  • 2004 New Eusko Train Headquarters, Durango, Spain.
  • 2004 Glasgow Transport Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 2005 The Architecture Foundation, London, England.
  • 2005 MAXXI: Center for Contemporary Art, Roma, Italy.
  • 2005 Ordrupgaard Museum Extension Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2005 Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg, Germany.
  • 2005 BMW Central Building, Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2005 Ordrupgaard annexe, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2006 Maggie's Centres at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
  • 2001–2006 Tondonia Winery Pavilion, Haro, Spain.
  • 2007 Eleftheria square, redesign, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • 2007 Hungerburgbahn new stations, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • 2006–2008 Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion Worldwide, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris, Moscow.
  • 2008 Bridge Pavilion, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • 2007–2010 CMA CGM Tower, Marseille, France.
  • 2010 Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China.

See also

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