Who is Zaha Hadid ?
Zaha Mohammad Hadid
31 October 1950 (age 62)
Daughter of the former Finance Minister Mohamed Hadid
She’s called the “Z” women, Lady Gaga of Architecture, And
the Ironic women from Babel Land.
the American University of Beirut
Architectural Association School of
Architecture in London
She worked for her former professors, Koolhaas and
Zenghelis, at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture,
in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. she became a partner in
1977. Through her association with Koolhaas, she met Peter
Rice, the engineer who gave her support and
encouragement early on at a time when her work seemed
difficult. In 1980, she established her own London-based
practice. During the 1980s, she also taught at the
* Harvard Graduate School of Design
* University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Architecture.
* Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK Hamburg)
* Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University
* Columbia University
* Yale School of Architecture.
* American Academy of Arts and Letters
* Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
* The Architecture Foundation
* the University of Applied Arts Vienna
1982: Gold Medal Architectural Design, British Architecture for 59 Eaton Place, London
1994: Erich Schelling Architecture Award
2001: Equerre d'argent Prize, special mention
2002: Dame Commander of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) For
services to Architecture.
2002: Austrian State Prize for Architecture for Bergiselschanze
2003: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture for the Strasbourg
tramway terminus and car park at Hoenheim in Strasbourg, France
2004: Pritzker Prize
2005: Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
2005: German Architecture Prize for the central building of the BMW plant in Leipzig
2005: Designer of the Year Award for Design Miami
2005: RIBA European Award for BMW Central Building
2006: RIBA European Award for Phaeno Science Centre
2007: Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture
2008: RIBA European Award for Nordpark Cable Railway
2009: Praemium Imperiale
2010: RIBA European Award for MAXXI
2010: Stirling Prize for MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts
2011: Stirling Prize for Evelyn Grace Academy, London
2011: Zaha Hadid was on the jury for the award of the Pritzker Prize in Wang Shu.
2013: she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom
by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.
Zaha Hadid - From the Commitment category:
I mean, really - you have to go at it full time. You can't afford to dip in and
Zaha Hadid - From the Architecture category:
In another way, I can be my own worst enemy. As a woman, I'm expected to
want everything to be nice, and to be nice myself. A very English thing. I
don't design nice buildings - I don't like them. I like architecture to have
some raw, vital, earthy quality.
Zaha Hadid - From the Contemporary Art category:
one of the things I feel confident in saying we can do is bring some
excitement, and challenges, to people's lives. We want them to be able to
embrace the unexpected.
Zaha Hadid - From the Eccentricity category:
I am eccentric, I admit it, but I am not a nutcase.
She is inspired from the Rivers, and dunes.
she says, “the fluid landscape of the Middle East.”
Donna Karan, says, “Whatever the medium, Zaha imparts
lyricism and sensuality.