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Hadid, Zaha

Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: Iraqi
Categories: Architects


Iraqi-British deconstructivist architect.


1950 - Born on the 31st of October in Baghdad, Iraq.


Received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut.


Studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.


1977 - Worked with former teacher, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.


1980 - She established her own London-based practice.


1983 - Designed The Peak Club in Hong Kong (1983) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994).


2002 - Won the international design competition to design Singapore's one-north masterplan.


2003 - Designed Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati.


2004 - Became the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.


2005 - Her design won the competition for the new city casino of Basel, Switzerland.


Awarded a CBE for services to architecture.


She is a member of the editorial board of the Encyclopædia Britannica.


2006 - Honoured with a retrospective spanning her entire work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.





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