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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid is quite a celebrity, the first female Architect to win Pritzker Prize, Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE is British Architect, famous for her futuristic designs of buildings, boats, furniture, shoes and almost everything I guess. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, “grew up in the first Bauhaus inspired building in Baghdad."(Wikipedia) Educated at American University, Beirut, Lebanon and Architectural Association School of Architecture, London". She is as international as one can be.

 She has taught at prestigious universities around the world, including at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was the Kenzo Tange Professorship and the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Architecture. She also served as guest professor at the Hochscule fur bildende Kunste Hamburg, Germany, the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University, the Masters Studio at Columbia University, and Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the  Yale School of Architecture. From the year 2000 on Dame Zaha Hadid is a guest professor at The University of Applied Arts - Vienna, in the Zaha Hadid Master Class Vertical-Studio. 

Aquatics Center, London-2012 Olympics

Aquatics Center London-interior view

Bridge Pavilion Zaragoza, Spain

Library & Learning Center University of Economics &
Business, Vienna, Austria

Interior view of  University of Vienna, Austria

BMW Central building
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati 
Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou China
Guangzhou Opera House interior
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Baku

Heydar Aliyev Center, interior
Scotland's Museum of Transportation, Glasgow

Interior view of the Museum of Transportation

Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion

Zany Beko Building, downtown Belgrade

Sheikh Zayed Bridge, UAE

Future/under-construction projects:

New York City High line park, W 28th street Luxury Condo.
National Stadium in Tokyo
Interior concept of National Stadium, Tokyo
Dubai Opera House, Dubai
Birdseye rendering Dubai Opera House

Construction site Dubai Opera
Superyacht for Blohm + Voss

Zaha Hadid and Karl Lagerfeld
Credits: Zaha HAdid Architects, google, wikipedia etc


  1. Incredible! Some of those are like sculptures. I love the undulating lines - such movement!

    1. She is brilliant! (As the British say).

  2. Fantastic post! I love it when I can increase my knowledge.
    I really like the organic shapes. It seems as the buildings would live and move.

  3. Hello!
    How wonderful to return to you and read a post about a woman in whom we hold e highest esteem. Zaha Hadid is so original in her designs and her buildings often seem to defy gravity. There is always such movement in them and a confident use of space and materials. Amazing!

    Thank you so much for your welcoming words. We have missed you!

    1. Zaha is a rare talent, though I am not a big fan of modernistic architecture, even I find myself mesmerized by her design.
      Thanks for your kind words, you too were missed immensely.