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Foundation course

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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!'

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