Dame Zaha Hadid(1950-2016), Architect
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid
Sitter in 5 portraits
Iraqi-born and London-trained and based architect, Hadid founded her practice in 1990. Her iconic works are characterised by bold, visionary forms and she was widely regarded as the world's leading female architect. Her seminal buildings include the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre, the Maxxi Museum in Rome, and the Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati. Hadid won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. Her practice is one of the key architects of the Qatar 2022 World Cup stadia. At the time of her death, Zaha Hadid Architects in London was the fastest growing British architectural firm with 400 employees and a portfolio of over 950 completed projects in over 44 countries worldwide.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by Brian Griffin
archival pigment print, 21 May 2010