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Hadid, Zaha

Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 65 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.