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Goodbye Dame Zaha Hadid – “The Larger Than Life” Architect

On Thursday March 31, 2016 it was announced that the most prominent female architects in the world Dame Zaha Hadid passed away  in Miami, Florida of a heart attack while hospitalized for Bronchitis.




The “Larger Than Life and Bold as Brass” Architect, was  born in Baghdad in 1950, Dame Zaha studied Mathematics at the American University of Beirut. She established her own company Dame Zaha Hadid Architectsin 1979 in London, the World-renowned architect was well-known for her dramatic, futuristic, and sweeping use of curves.




In 2004, Dame Zaha was the first  Arab, Muslim woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The outspoken architect also recently received the prominent 2016 Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Dame Zaha Hadid’s other awards include the Republic of France’s Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Japan’s Praemium Imperiale and in 2012, Dame Zaha Hadid was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture. These are just some of the notable awards that she received from her countless accomplishments.




During the past 30 years Dame Zaha’s work has given the world a new sense of magical design. Dame Zaha Hadid also has  a collection that features home accessories, fashion, jewelry  and gift items that have been designed using state of the art techniques and crafted by artisans from across Europe. Everybody is waiting to see the brilliant design of the stadium that Zaha designed for the World Cup which will take place in Qatar in 2022.




Needless to say that Dame Zaha enjoyed a long and successful career, the outspoken architects exquisite projects have been unveiled at several of the world’s most renowned design fairs. Even though the world lost a treasure such as Dame Zaha Hadid her enthralling designs will live on forever.


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