10 architectural projects by Dame of Architecture Zaha Hadid

Dear Diary,

yesterday archutecture lost one of the most important architects. The Dame of Architecture Zaha Hadid passes at the age of 65. The most known woman in architecture, the architect that bonds art and architecture, died suddenly, leaving behind her unique vision on buildings, furniture, art.


Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi born British citizen has been chosen as the 2004 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize marking the first time a woman has been named for this 26 year old award. Hadid, who is 53, has completed one project in the United States, the Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, Ohio; and is currently developing another to co-exist with a Frank Lloyd Wright structure, the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Watch 10 of her numerous projects below:

Zaragoza Bridge Pavillion

An enclosed interactive space spanning the River Ebro to from a gateway to the Zaragoza Expo 2008, a hybrid of pedestrian footbridge and exhibition pavilion. Four structural elements correspond to specific spatial enclosures, which intersect and brace each other. This fluid, dynamic design interprets the Expo’s theme: “Water and Sustainable Development”.

1000 Museum

On Thousand Museum a 66-storey, 83-unit, super luxury condominium tower on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, opposite Museum Park, with views across Biscayne Bay to Miami Beach.

Bee’ah Headquarters

Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading fully integrated environmental and waste management company has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to build its new Headwuarters building in Sharjah, UAE, following the 2013 international competition.

Central Bank of Iraq

Rising from the sloping banks of the Tigris River in Baghdad, the design for the new headquarters of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) conveys the core values at the heart of the institution: Solidity, Stability and Sustainability.

California Residence


An introverted sculptural structure unfurling towards the ocean and the private courtyards within: a powerful dichotomy between intimacy and exposure. A design characterized by a formal tension between straight and curved surfaces and a dynamic roof gesture delineating the boundary between private and shared space.

Cardiff Bay Opera House

The concept for the Cardiff Bay Opera House achieves simultaneity of two typically exclusive paradigms in modern design: monument and space. The project takes part in the continuous building mass, giving shape to the Oval Basin Piazza. At the same time, the building projects a strong figurative landmark against the waterfront.

E.ON Energy Research Centre

Existing contours and infrastructure act as the primary form generator for a new research building at RWTH University – producing a structure which works in symbiosis with the man-made and natural elements that surround it. A structure which harnesses regenerative energy techniques to produce more power than in consumes.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

The DDP has been designed as a cultural hub at the center of Dongdaemun, a historic district of Seoul that is now renowned for its 24-hour shopping and cafes. DDP is a place for people of all ages; a catalyst for the instigation and exchange of ideas and for new technologies and media to be explored.

Hoenheim-Nord Terminus and Car Park

Completed for the northern terminal of the city’s B tramline, the concept utilizes overlapping fields: echoing the energetic movement of car, trams, bicycles and pedestrians; fusing together to form a constantly shifting but clearly delineated whole. In the car park, flor marks and light posts delineate a ‘magnetic field’.

Landesgartenschau / Landscape Formation One

Designed and built for a garden festival, Landscape Formation One rejects the concept of buildings as ‘isolated object’ – bleeding out of and dissolving back into the surrounding landscape – utilizing a network of entangled paths and interwoven spaces to create an structure that contains an exhibition hall, café and environmental centre.

source Zaha Hadid Architects


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