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ZHA Architecture: Buildings + Projects + Exhibitions + Books
Architect Zaha Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq.
She has become one of the most famous architects in the world.
Buildings nominated for the prestigious Stirling Prize include Evelyn Grace Academy building (winner – 2011), MAXXI (2010), Nordpark Cable Railway Station (2008), Phaeno Science Centre (2006) and the BMW Central Building (2005).
photo : Giovanna Silva
Zaha Hadid‘s style is boldly contemporary, organic and innovative. The architect pushes design through new technology and materials and never does ordinary. Besides creating architecture the architect is a celebrated painter, designer of furniture and interior products + fittings such as bowls and chandeliers.
Zaha Hadid Architect News
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Zaha Hadid, Judith Turner: A Dialogue
Published by Axel Menges
Photography © Zaha Hadid Architects & Judith Turner
Featuring drawings of six early architectural works by Zaha Hadid and photographs by Judith Turner of the completed projects, with an essay by Joseph Giovannini and texts by Zaha Hadid and Judith Turner.
(68pp. with 83 illus., 280 x 300 mm, hard-cover) ISBN 978-3-936681-91-8
The works include:
Bitar Furniture (1985-1986)
Vitra Fire Station, Weil am Rhein, Germany (1991-1993)
The Great Utopia installation, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (1992-1993)
Landesgartenschau Pavilion, Weil am Rhein, Germany (1996-1999)
Mind Zone installation, London, UK (1998-2000)
Hoenheim Nord Terminus, Strasbourg, France (1998-2001)
“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.” Zaha Hadid.
“I use architecture as subject matter to create spare, ambiguous and abstract photographs that do not explain buildings, but rather interpret them.” Judith Turner.
One Thousand Museum, Miami, Florida, USA – 7 Jan 2014
Internationally renowned for her revolutionary designs of buildings in premier cities worldwide, including Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Rome, and London, Zaha Hadid was the developers’ first choice for One Thousand Museum. “Miami has become a truly global city and we wanted to work with someone who has the vision to create an architectural icon that will capture its unique character, ” said Birdman and Covin in a joint statement.
World Building of the Year
photo : Roland Halbe
MAXXI Rome wins WAF Awards + Stirling Prize
MAXXI Rome : Italy’s first national museum of contemporary art and its first national museum of architecture. Criticised by critic Ellis Woodman for placing form over function. The MAXXI building is not a new design direction for the practice, it is indeed a major project for the studio, but not a pivotal one in terms of programme or style. The architecture is undeniably powerful and dynamic but like many recent ‘containers for art’ – such as the stunning ‘UFO’ building in Graz by architects Cook / Fournier – there exists tension between form and function, between expressive exterior and an interior which its owners will want to function in a certain way.
Hadid, Complete Works 1979-2009
photograph : TASCHEN
Zaha Hadid Book by Philip Jodidio
Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate
image courtesy ZHA
Architect Zaha Hadid awarded Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate
Zaha Hadid Architecture Background
The architect, 61, grew up in Iraq before leaving at the age of 17 to study abroad. After working with OMA she set up her architecture practice in London in 1980.
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Architectural Association, London, UK
Diploma Prize 1977
Early Career as an Achitect
Office for Metropolitan Architecture – partner
Architectural Association tutor with OMA architects Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis
Zaha ran her own architecture studio at the AA until 1987