Zaha Hadid is one of the most distinctive creative talents of her generation. Born in baghdad in 1950, she first came to London to study architecture in 1972, and this year celebrates 30 years in practice. She runs an office of 250 people, working on projects that range in scale from urban masterplans in Singapore and Istanbul, to domestic objects and furniture.
In the 1980s Hadid attracted international attention for her unbuilt projects that remained on paper, but nevertheless transformed expectations of what architecture could be. recently completed designs, including the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, the bmW Central building in Leipzig and the rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, demonstrate Hadid’s commitment to building.
She is currently working on a series of projects that will serve as defining landmarks in such disparate settings as Dubai, rome and Guangzhou.
As well as large-scale, complex schemes, she has also realised gently-scaled, modest projects such as a pavilion for the maggie’s Centre cancer care movement on a hospital campus in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
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She's finally building....
by steelpen 13.07.07 11:27
.... and this is the show to see it all together.Report this opinion as offensive
by Andreas 13.07.07 15:25
Zaha's style is so engaging on so many levels; form, structure, colour, space, material, light...this exhibit details some amazing projects she has undertaken/undertaking and leaves you breathless!
by calvin 04.11.07 13:34
nothing really jumped out as amazing, this is the modern environment...
i'd of liked more details on what she did from 27 through to 47 because they sound pretty bleak & empty in the write ups to me
& its Â£7 on the door. crikey.