Zaha Hadid’s pioneering vision redefined architecture for the 21st century and captured imaginations across the globe. Each of her projects transformed notions of what can be achieved in concrete, steel, and glass; combining her unwavering optimism for the future and belief in the power of invention with advanced design, material and construction innovations.
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Heydar Aliyev Center, designed by Zaha Hadid
Good Form takes pride in its representation of forward-focused designers from around the world. The design store is pleased to announce representation of Zaha Hadid Design within New Zealand. Owners Dan and Emma Eagle have long admired Hadid’s iconic architecture and drive to create revolutionary forms.
Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1950, Zaha Hadid studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before moving to London in 1972 to attend the Architectural Association (AA) School where she received the Diploma Prize in 1977. She was described by one of her university tutors as the most outstanding student he had ever taught.
In the field of architecture, Hadid was an immensely important figure, demonstrating an incredible energy for innovation. As the first female winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2004, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture, Hadid eclipsed many others in her field and remains in current consciousness as a fierce figure of determination.
TIME magazine included Zaha in the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’, naming her the world’s top thinker of 2010. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, and in February 2016, she received the Royal Gold Medal.
Zaha Hadid passed away in March 2016.