Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1950, Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win a Pritzker Architecture Prize. Her work experiments with new spatial concepts and encompasses all fields of design, ranging from urban spaces to products and furniture.
October 31, 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq
- 1977: AA Diploma, Architectural Association School of Architecture in London
- Mathematics at American University of Beirut in Lebanon
- 1993: A fire station for the Vitra Furniture Company in Weil am Rhein, Germany
- 2001: Terminus Hoenheim-Nord, a “park and ride” and tramway on the outskirts of Strasbourg, France
- 2002: Bergisel Ski Jump, Austria
- 2003: The Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, Ohio
- 2005: Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany
Zaha Hadid has many other projects in various stages of development. They include:
Zaha Hadid is also known for her exhibition designs, stage sets, furniture, paintings, and drawings.
- 1982: Gold Medal Architectural Design, British Architecture for 59 Eaton Place, London
- 2000: Honourable Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
- 2002: Commander of the British Empire
- 2004: Pritzker Architecture Prize
About Zaha Hadid:
From parking garages and ski-jumps to vast urban landscapes, Zaha Hadid’s works have been called bold, unconventional, and theatrical. Zaha Hadid studied and worked under Rem Koolhaas, and like Koolhaas, she often brings a deconstructivistapproach to her designs.Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win a Pritzker Architecture Prize. Learn more: Citation from the Pritzker Prize Jury.