Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)
Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for her theoretical and academic work. Each of her dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design.
Zaha Hadid received the prestigious ‘Praemium Imperiale’ from the Japan Art Association in 2009 and the Stirling Prize, one of architecture’s highest accolades, in both 2010 and 2011 from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The Republic of France honoured Hadid with the ‘Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in recognition of her services to architecture, and TIME magazine included her in their 2010 list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’.