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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


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

Zaha: ‘Our Tokyo stadium designs cannot be improved’

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new video explaining why the Japanese government was wrong to scrap its proposed £1.3 billion Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

Zaha Hadid Architects' reworked designs for the Tokyo National Stadium

Fresh contest planned for Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Japan is planning to launch a second international competition for its centrepiece 2020 Olympic Games stadium


Zaha wins Danjiang bridge contest

Zaha Hadid Architects has triumphed in an international competition for a new ‘landmark’ bridge over the mouth of the Tamsui River in Taiwan

Video: How Zaha's contest-winning Danjiang bridge will be built

Watch this video showing how Zaha Hadid Architects’ competition-winning cable-stayed bridge over the Tamsui River in Taiwan will be constructed

Zaha Hadid Architects' reworked designs for the Tokyo National Stadium

Rogers: ‘Japan lost its nerve over Zaha’s Tokyo stadium’

Richard Rogers has hit out at the move to drop Zaha Hadid Architects from the £1.3 billion Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Video: See the construction of Zaha’s Messner Museum

Watch how Zaha Hadid Architects constructed a museum on a mountain-top in this timelapse video

Zaha Hadid Architects' reworked designs for the Tokyo National Stadium

Zaha says her warnings over Tokyo stadium costs were 'not heeded'

Zaha Hadid has robustly defended her practice’s role in the scrapped £1.3 billion Tokyo Olympic stadium, saying her warnings over the ballooning costs were ignored

Reinhold Messner’s 6th and last MMM-Museum designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid's mountain-top museum opens

A new museum designed by Zaha Hadid for famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner has opened on the top of the Kronplatz peak, in the South Tyrol, Italy

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