By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Foundation course


Zaha Hadid gave a very, well, Zaha-ish acceptance speech at the announcement of her Architecture Foundation competition win. She explained her fondness for the area: 'Twenty years ago, when there was nothing to do in London, we just used to go and sit by the river and drink a bottle of champagne.' Then she remembered that she wasn't quite so flush in those days. 'Of course, it wasn't champagne, it was bubbly.' And then something else: 'Of course, I only drank water.' Hadid's view on how women can succeed in architecture was delightfully politically incorrect: 'They should work harder!'

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters