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Architect Zaha Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq.
She has become one of the most famous architects in the world.
Buildings nominated for the prestigious Stirling Prize include Evelyn Grace Academy building (winner - 2011), MAXXI (2010), Nordpark Cable Railway Station (2008), Phaeno Science Centre (2006) and the BMW Central Building (2005).
photo : Giovanna Silva
Zaha Hadid's style is boldly contemporary, organic and innovative. The architect pushes design through new technology and materials and never does ordinary. Besides creating architecture the architect is a celebrated painter, designer of furniture and interior products + fittings such as bowls and chandeliers.
Zaha Hadid Architect News
Riverside Museum wins European Museum of the Year 2013
photograph : Hufton + Crow
20 May 2013 - The Riverside Museum Glasgow by Zaha Hadid Architects has won the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) at ceremony in Tongeren, Belgium.
Forty Museums from 21 countries across Europe entered this year’s awards. The European Museum of the Year Award by the European Museum Forum was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, with the aim of recognising excellence and encouraging innovative processes in a museum world.
Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award
22 Apr 2013 - architect Zaha Hadid is the winner of the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award. The designer is known for her futuristic designs, which include the London Aquatics Centre and Guangzhou Opera House. She was presented the honour during a ceremony held at Claridge's tonight. The annual event celebrates the success of businesswomen worldwide, who share the same enterprising, determined spirit of Madame Clicquot - who, after becoming widowed at the age of 27, took on her husband's wine business and developed one of the first forms of Champagne.
22 Mar 2013
Changsha Mexihu International Cultural & Art Centre, Hunan Province, China
image courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Ground breaking news - the building includes a grand theatre, a contemporary art museum, and supporting facilities. The Museum’s composition of three fluid petals around its internal central atrium, juxtaposes of the various patchworks of gallery spaces in a truly seamless fashion. The flowing flower-like composition is reminiscent of the studio's recent design for Belgrade. With outward views and balconies to its exteriors, it aims to engage the site’s unique location and surrounding views into some of its gallery spaces. An external plaza allows for outdoor sculptures, exhibitions and events to be extended to an expansive outdoor space.
Multi Runway Hub Airport, London, England
ZHA appointed to the team developing proposals for a multi-runway hub airport
render : ZHA Proposal for New Passenger Terminal and Masterplan, Zagreb Airport
Multi Runway Hub Airport
The Mayor of London has appointed a team of experts to develop the plans for addressing the UK's aviation crisis. He wishes to see the fastest possible resolution to the debate on where to build a multi runway hub airport.
Zaha Hadid included in 2013 Power List of the 100 most powerful women in the UK
Compiled by BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour', the Power List recognizes women who have the 'greatest influence and ability to change the way we live our lives in the UK today'. Hadid is the only architect feaured on the list which includes the Queen (1st place), JK Rowling, Stella McCartney, Adele and Camila Batmanghelidjh.
Arzu Studio Masters Collection
Arzu Studio Hope's new Masters Collection rugs launched
Arzu, which means "hope" in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access to education and healthcare by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave.
Gulf Business Power 100
Zaha Hadid listed in the 2013 Gulf Business Power 100
This year's Gulf Business Power 100 listed Hadid as one of the world's most powerful Arabs in real estate.
Saint Antony's College, Oxford, England
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Saint Antony's College Oxford - 24 Jan 2013
The Middle East Centre of St. Antony’s College is the University of Oxford’s centre for interdisciplinary study of the Modern Middle East. The centre was founded in 1957 and it is focused on research on humanities and social sciences with a wide reference to the Arab World and its geographic adjacencies.
Liquid Glacial Table and Galaxy SOHO Nominations + Z-Boat Award
Zaha Hadid Liquid Glacial Table
photograph : Jacopo Spilimbergo
The Liquid Glacial Table and Galaxy SOHO in Beijing have been nominated for the 2013 Designs of the Year Awards. The awards showcase the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world over the past year. ZHA's nominated projects will be included in the 'Designs of the Year' exhibition at the Design Museum, London from 20 Mar 2013. Category winners and the overall winner will be announced on 17 Apr 2013.
image courtesy of ZHA
The Z-Boat by Zaha Hadid was named overall winner of the inaugural VeryFirstTo Awards in London on 9 Jan. The jury that selected the Z-Boat included Giles Deacon, Sir John Hegarty, Joan Burstein CBE and Poppy Delevingne.
Beko Masterplan, Belgrade, Serbia
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Beko Masterplan - 11 Jan 2013
This building design is typical of the current style by the architect - swirling forms with striations creating rhythm and dynamic energy. The criticism of many signature architects -such as Frank Gehry or Norman Foster - often revolves around whether projects are unique to their context or just another design off the production line. With such a huge amount of work it will be a major challenge for the architects to keep desiogn fresh and specific to context.
The project focuses on the urban regeneration of an important site at the intersection of key cultural projects within the city of Belgrade. Following the region’s strong modernist traditions, the masterplan has applied new concepts and methods that examine and organize the programs of the site; defining a composition of buildings that addresses the complexity of 21st century living patterns.
Design Cloning Controversy, China
4 Jan 2013 - Chongqing architect accused of copying the architect's Beijing building, the Meiquan 22nd Century building planned for Chongqing.
Miami Condo Tower, FL, USA
20 Dec - news circulated in last few days re a condo tower at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, USA - design to be unveiled early 2013 - her first skyscraper in the west. The site for the building is currently occupied by a BP Station. The investment group funding 1000 Biscayne Tower is led by Florida developers Gregg Covin and Louis Birdman.
The architect owns a double condo at the W Hotel on Miami Beach. She recently designed the Collins Park Garage in Miami, approved for construction Nov 2012 by the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board.
London Olympic Aquatics Centre - Building Update, UK
photo : Hufton + Crow
London Olympics Buildings - 27 Nov 2012
The final piece of outer shell from the temporary seating stands at the Aquatics Centre has now been removed. This is very welcome as the building is so much more elegant without it.
Kasumigaoka National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
image © Courtesy of ZHA
National Stadium Tokyo - latest major design - 1 Nov 2012
The studio has won the international competition to build the new National Stadium of Japan. The design studio was selected over of 45 other international architecture practices for the US $1.62bn development. Architect Tadao Ando chaired the jury which included architects Norman Foster and Richard Rogers. Tadao praised the fluidity and innovation of the design: "The entry's dynamic and futuristic design embodies the messages Japan would like to convey to the rest of the world".
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, USA
photograph Paul Warchol © 2012, Eli Broad
Broad Art Museum - 14 Nov 2012
This building features a pleated stainless steel and glass façade, with a steeply sloping end elevation. It will include a collection of more than 7,500 objects, ranging from the Greek to modern art. The building features galleries for special exhibitions, modern and contemporary art, new media, photography and works on paper.
Zaha Hadid Architecture
We have various pages online about architect Zaha Hadid:
Zaha Hadid : main page - news + current work (this page)
Zaha Hadid Architects - All Projects + Practice Information
Zaha Hadid Exhibitions
Zaha Hadid Events
Zaha Hadid Books
Recent News for Zaha Hadid Architects
Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China - Building Launch Event
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Galaxy Soho building - 30 Oct 2012
This project is a 330,000 sqm office, retail and entertainment complex. The architecture is formed from five flowing volumes that connect to each other by stretched bridges. A panoramic architecture is generated without corners thus forming a fluid building. This is yet another major building completion by the architects, and coming so shortly after pierrevives it cements the studio's worldwide reputation.
House for Naomi Campbell, Moscow, Russia
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House for Naomi Campbell - 30 Oct 2012
This is a futuristic home for Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin and his girlfriend Supermodel Naomi Campbell. Zaha was asked to design the residence to look like a spaceship. The extraordinary home design features a tower that pushes high to gain good views. This unusual residence has an area of 2,650 sqm and is located Barvikha, Moscow.
Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong, China - building news
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Hong Kong PolyU Innovation Tower - 28 Sep 2012
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has topped out of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower on its campus. The 15-storey tower will become the new home for the PolyU School of Design and the newly established Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. The new building will be 76m high.
pierrevives, Montpellier, France
photo : Iwan Baan
Pierrevives Montpellier - 14 + 13 Sep 2012
The most important building by Zaha Hadid since the Guangzhou Opera House. The architecture is on a massive scale, but more importantly it is designed with almost no compromise, a huge example of the architect pushing her dynamic style to limits other architects can't reach.
"If I named this building after a quote from one of the greatest authors of Humanism, it is because public investment is not only a response to the needs of the moment, in this instance re-housing the archives and multimedia library of Hérault, but also a vision for the future of public service and urban planning."
Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, Italy
photograph courtesy of Iwan Baan
The Biennale theme for 2012 shows how the work of the key contemporary architects - often regarded as independent - is in fact based on historical lineages of collective research. This is also true of the work of ZHA. It is well known that early work of the architects was initially inspired by Russian Suprematism.
Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 Room 1.9, Corderie dell' Arsenale
29 Aug - 25 Nov 2012
Guangzhou Opera House Award
photo : Virgile Simon Bertrand
Guangzhou Opera House award - 17 Aug 2012
Dame Zaha Hadid
photo : Simone Cecchetti
18 Jun 2012 - the architect has been awarded the title Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to architecture in the Queen's birthday honours.
Dame Zaha Hadid said: "It is a tremendous honour for me to receive this award. I would like to thank all my colleagues and clients for their hard work and support. I am delighted that architecture has been recognised in this way. My father went to the London School of Economics in the 1930s, and everything he learned at the time is why I have always leaned towards the UK."
Roca London Gallery, England
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14 Jun 2012 - Roca London Gallery wins 2012 Design Week award recognizing excellence and innovation in design. The architect's inspiration was elemental water in all its forms and the result is a spectacular and influential space in the heart of London‟s Chelsea Harbour.
Jane Drew Prize
photo : Steve Double, Jun 2007
Zaha Hadid architect awarded the Jane Drew Prize for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.
Riverside Museum wins European Museum Academy Micheletti Award 2012
photograph : Hufton + Crow
5 May 2012 - Riverside Museum, Glasgow, is named the most innovative museum in the fields of technology, labour and social history by the European Museum Academy. Riverside competed against museums in 12 other European countries to win the 17th annual Micheletti Award.
ZHA - Selected Building News 2009-11
Stirling Prize Winner
Zaha Hadid Architects win Stirling Prize for Evelyn Grace Academy building
picture : Luke Hayes
Pritzker Prize - Zaha Hadid Joins Jury
Zaha, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, will join the jury that selects Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates.
London Aquatics Centre Building, UK
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London Olympics Aquatics Centre
World Building of the Year
photo : Roland Halbe
MAXXI Rome wins WAF Awards + Stirling Prize
MAXXI Rome : Italy's first national museum of contemporary art and its first national museum of architecture. Criticised by critic Ellis Woodman for placing form over function. The MAXXI building is not a new design direction for the practice, it is indeed a major project for the studio, but not a pivotal one in terms of programme or style. The architecture is undeniably powerful and dynamic but like many recent 'containers for art' - such as the stunning 'UFO' building in Graz by architects Cook / Fournier - there exists tension between form and function, between expressive exterior and an interior which its owners will want to function in a certain way.
Hadid, Complete Works 1979-2009
photograph : TASCHEN
Zaha Hadid Book by Philip Jodidio
Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate
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Architect Zaha Hadid awarded Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate
Zaha Hadid Architecture Designs - Work from 2011
Zaha Hadid Architecture - Work from 2008-10
Zaha Hadid Buildings - Work up to 2007
Zaha Hadid Architecture Background
The architect, 61, grew up in Iraq before leaving at the age of 17 to study abroad. After working with OMA she set up her architecture practice in London in 1980.
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Architectural Association, London, UK
Diploma Prize 1977
Early Career as an Achitect
Office for Metropolitan Architecture - partner
Architectural Association tutor with OMA architects Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis
Zaha ran her own architecture studio at the AA until 1987
She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Pritzker Prize Architecture Award : Winner 2004
Stirling Prize 2010 + 2011
London Architect Studio
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