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Zaha Hadid was a world-renowned architect who was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1950 and passed away in 2016. She was known for her innovative and futuristic architectural designs, which often featured sweeping curves and bold geometric shapes.
Hadid studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before earning a degree in architecture from the Architectural Association in London in 1977. She later established her own architectural firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, which was responsible for designing a number of iconic buildings around the world, including the MAXXI museum in Rome, the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.
Hadid received numerous awards for her work, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is widely considered the highest honor in the field of architecture. She was also the first woman to receive the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Hadid’s contributions to architecture continue to inspire designers and architects around the world.
Zaha Hadid designed a number of notable buildings including:
- The London Aquatics Centre (London, UK)
- The Heydar Aliyev Center (Baku, Azerbaijan)
- MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (Rome, Italy)
- The Guangzhou Opera House (Guangzhou, China)
- The Riverside Museum (Glasgow, UK)
- The BMW Central Building (Leipzig, Germany)
- The Sheikh Zayed Bridge (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
- The Innovation Tower (Hong Kong)
- The Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Seoul, South Korea)
- The Napoli Afragola high-speed train station (Naples, Italy)
- Port House in Antwerp, Belgium
- Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany
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