Z for Zaha Hadid – extraordinary architect, #AtoZ Blog Challenge
Dongdaemun Design Plaza at night, Central Seoul, by Warren Whyte
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was a fabulously futuristic architest – one tutor at her architectural school, Professor Koolhaas, described her at her graduation as “a planet in her own orbit’, another as being the most talented pupil he had ever taught, and as ‘having spectacular vision’.
She was born on the 31st October in Iraq in 1950, and died in March 2016 from a heart attack while suffering from bronchitis.
She studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before moving to London in 1972, to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
She was described by the The Guardian as the ‘Queen of the curve’, who ‘liberated architectural geometry, giving it a whole new expressive identity’.
And her designs really are spectacular.
Sheikh Zayed Bridge – Abu Dhabi, UAE by Mohannad Khatib
I love this next one – it must be like being inside a womb of flowing, pleated material!
Auditorium of the Heydar Aliyev Center, Azerbaijan, by Khalilov
An amazing woman – and our last A-Z! I hope to see you all next year (and if you have followed, through the year!). Thank you all very much for reading.
If you’d like to read about more extraordinary women, why not buy the book Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, by me, Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan – link below, press on book!
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