Portrait of the Day: Zaha Hadid

Past event archive
18 September 2018, 12:30

Room 32


  • Talks and Lectures

Dame Zaha Hadid
by Michael Craig-Martin
NPG 6840

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.

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