Zaha Hadid, the first women to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, was born in Baghdad Iraq in 1950 and moved to London in 1972, to study architecture at the Architectural Association. In 1977 she joined the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and in 1980, she founded Zaha Hadid Architects . Since then, her modern architecture projects have been recognized and awarded all over the world. Design Contract would like to honor this amazing architect, by showing some of her best work.
London Olympic Aquatics Centre, UK, 2012
Maths gallery at London’s Science Museum. Set to open in 2016, Mathematics Gallery will become a permanent addition to the Science Museum.
Nordpark Railway Stations, Innsbruck, Austria, 2007
Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong, 2014
Headquarters of Antwerp Port Authority in Antwerp, Belgium
Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2012
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK, 2013
The Messner Mountain Museum is Zaha Hadid’s third project in the Alps, following her seminal Bergisel Ski Jump – a project that despite its relatively small scale has been landmark in the architect’s early career.
Zaha Hadid Design also created a wide variety of pieces for living and for the home, from architecturally inspired homeware, and sculptural jewellery, to limited edition furniture, and innovative installations and interiors. By exploring the latest in technological and material innovations, combined with bespoke craftsmanship, Zaha Hadid always pushed the boundaries of traditional design methodologies.
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