Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for both her theoretical and academic work. Each of her dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and researching the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design.
Hadid’s interest lay in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape and geology as her practice integrated natural topography and human-made systems, leading to experimentation with cutting-edge technologies. Such a process often results in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.
Zaha Hadid died in March 2016.