Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE ( زها حديد‎‎) was an Iraqi-born architect. She was the first woman who received the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

The Zaha Hadid pavilion is a tensioned fabric shell fitted over a curving aluminum framework exceeding 7,000 pieces. Although the frame is composed of 7,000 individually bent pieces, no two of which are alike, the shell is made up of a mere 24 custom-made panels of fabric.


Zaha Hadid began her career teaching architecture, first at the Architectural Association, then, over the years, at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge University, the University of Chicago, the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Hamburg, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Columbia University.




The Londons Aquatic Centre was originally designed by world-reowned, award winning architect Zaha Hadid in 2004. The architectural concept is inspired by the fluid geometries of water in motion, creating spaces and a surrounding environment that reflect the riverside landscapes of the Olympic park. An undulating roof sweeps up from the ground as a wave – enclosing the pools of the Centre with a unifying gesture of fluidity, while also describing the volume of the swimming and diving pools.


Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, an architect. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK's most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.






Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE ( زها حديد‎‎) was an Iraqi-born architect. She was the first woman who received the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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