Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid had achieved international prominence as one of the world’s foremost architects and designers when she died unexpectedly in March 2016. A thoroughly contemporary thinker and designer, her creative vision was defined by vital, flowing forms and an unmistakably bold presence. She studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut, then moved to London to study architecture in the 1970s, and in 1979 established the practice that bears her name. In her career, she designed sports stadiums, theatres, opera houses, art galleries, shoes and a car, among other objects.