RIP: Dame Zaha Hadid, Visionary Architect, Aged 65

March 31st, 2016

Zaha Hadid, via BBCRenowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid has passed away at the age of 65.  Hadid has been a foundational voice of contemporary architecture over the course of the early 21st Century, including London’s Olympic Aquatic Centre, the Guangzhou Opera House, and the MAXXI in Rome.  


She was the first woman to win the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal in acknowledgement of her achievements and contributions to the field.  “We now see more established female architects all the time,” she said.  “That doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sometimes the challenges are immense. There has been tremendous change over recent years and we will continue this progress.”

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