Dame Zaha Hadid, Iraqi-born British architect, Died at 65

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was born on October 31, 1950, and died on March 31, 2016.

She was an Iraqi-British architect.

Dame became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004).

Hadid was given the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011.

During 2012, she was awarded a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in her own right.

All her buildings are distinctively neofuturistic, characterised by curving forms with “multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life”.

Dame Zaha Hadid taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was the Kenzo Tange Professorship and the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture.

She also served as guest professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK Hamburg), the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University, the Masters Studio at Columbia University, and the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture.

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid served a temporary professor at the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna from 2000, in the Zaha Hadid Master Class Vertical-Studio.

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid passed away at 65 yrs old.