Queen of the Curve
Deeply saddened by the passing of Dame Zaha Hadid, one of the most influential forces in the world of modern architecture. We would like to take a moment to celebrate her exceptional work and individual thinking.
With courage, passion and distinctive style, Zaha was regarded as a pioneer in the industry. Her most recognisable works include the Cardiff Bay Opera House, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Vitra Fire Station in Germany.
Unafraid to be provocative and to experiement, Zaha simply shattered the glass ceiling winning high-profile projects and awards alike. In 2004, she was the first woman ever to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigous award in the field. And just last month, the Royal Institute of British Architects announced that Dame Zaha would receive the 2016 Royal Gold Medal. Again, she would be the first woman to recieve the honour.
It is truly a great loss. As a condolence, Zaha leaves us with a legacy of extraordinary buildings of astounding beauty.