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Zaha Hadid

The life and work of Pritzker Prize-winning British architect Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid is one of Britain's foremost architects. She won the Pritzker Prize in 2004 and the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture in 2007.

Zaha Hadid Building Studies


Evelyn Grace Academy by Zaha Hadid Architects

The building’s segments resemble supersized, tensely interlocked graffiti script, spray-canned in silver, grey and black, says Jay Merrick

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, by Zaha Hadid

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, by Zaha Hadid Architects

The beautifully built Riverside Museum proves hiring Zaha Hadid was the right thing for Glasgow, writes Rory Olcayto. Photography by Hufton + Crow


Many in the profession still consider Hadid an exotic anomaly

Why is it that Zaha Hadid, recipient of this year’s Gold Medal, is still thought of as an outsider? asks Rory Olcayto


Love it or hate it, Zaha pushes the boundaries

Zaha Hadid’s televised Stirling Prize win promotes the commodification of architecture, says Christine Murray

Prince Charles was right to speak out, now architects must listen

The Prince was sticking up for a general public denied a voice by an architectural closed shop dominated by modernists, says Alireza Sagharchi


Ethics and architecture: Where do you draw the line?

While Zaha Hadid’s treatment by BBC Radio 4’s Today programe brought sympathy from fellow architects, the interview has prompted a discussion of architects’ moral responsibility, reports Richard Waite


Zaha Hadid Architects completes Moscow office scheme

Royal Gold Medal winner Zaha Hadid has completed this office complex in Moscow

Zaha Hadid

BBC apologises to Hadid over Qatar allegations

The BBC has made a public apology over misleading comments made in a radio interview with Hadid which suggested construction workers had died on her Qatar 2022 stadium project

Zaha Hadid portrait by Mary McCartney

Anger as Zaha grilled on BBC Today Programme

The profession has been angered by a ‘twisted’ interview in which Zaha Hadid was questioned over Tokyo stadium and workers rights in Qatar

3rd Zaha Hadid

Hadid becomes first woman to win Royal Gold Medal in her own right

Baghdad-born architect Zaha Hadid has won the 2016 RIBA Royal Gold Medal in recognition of her lifetime’s work


Hadid proposes office tower with 'world's tallest atrium'

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed proposals for this 46-storey skyscraper in southwest Beijing China


Exclusive interview: Zaha Hadid on winning the Royal Gold Medal

Richard Waite speaks to the London-based architect who has become the first woman to be sole winner of the prestigious Royal Gold Medal


Cook on Hadid: 'How lucky we are to have her in London'

Founder of Archigram Peter Cook on why Zaha Hadid is a true heroine and why she thoroughly deserves to win the 2016 Royal Gold Medal

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