|Zaha Hadid - United Kingdom
Zaha Hadid is a british architect, having her personal roots in irak. She was born in Baghdad on 31 October 1950 and grew up in one of the first Bauhaus inspired
buildings of the city. Zaha Hadid studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut and later moved on to study architecture in London at the famous
Architectural Association School. There she met Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, and Bernard Tschumi. After graduation, Zaha Hadid worked for her former professors,
Koolhaas and Zenghelis, at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in Rotterdam. In the Year 1977 she became a partner in OMA. Through this association she met
Peter Rice, the engineer who supported and encouraged her. Zaha Hadid established her own office in Lodon in the year 1980. In pear periods her architectural design company,
Zaha Hadid Architects, employed more than 350 people.
The buildings by Zaha Hadid are of a distinctively neofuturistic architectural language, characterised by the "powerful, curving forms of her elongated structures with
multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life". In 2004 Zaha Hadid became the first woman recipient of the
Pritzker Architecture Prize. Her work became honored by various awards.
1993 Vitra Fire Station - Weil am Rhein
1994 Apartment Building Spittelau - Vienna
2009 MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Arts - Rome
2011 CMA CGM Tower - Marseille