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AJ documentary – Zaha: An Architectural Legacy

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One year after Zaha Hadid died, this film takes a look at her career, and legacy, through five stages which signal significant progressions in her work

The film begins with her drawings and paintings while at the Architectural Association, then captures her first built project at Vitra, moving on to the Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI, which secured her place in the architectural canon, and the London Aquatics Centre – a building which made her known to the public – and finishes with the Maths Gallery at the Science Museum, completed just months after her death.

Featuring interviews with those who knew her including long-time collaborator Patrik Schumacher, architects Eva Jiricna and Nigel Coates, urbanist Ricky Burdett, AJ editor-in-chief Christine Murray and engineer Hanif Kara, the film gives thoughtful insight into the impact Zaha had on the architectural profession.

Produced by Laura Mark and filmed by Jim Stephenson for the AJ.

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