Zaha Mohammad Hadid is a very well known Iraqi-British artist who has been acknowledged to be the very first women to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She taught architecture in many world famous places from the Architectural Association to Harvard University. Being a first woman in so many arenas, she marked her field with landmarks of her name. Let us glance through some of the most memorable photos.
She was born on 31st October, 1950 in Baghdad, the capital of the republic of Iraq. She took birth in an upper class family of Sunni Muslims. Her father was a well-known, established and rich industrialist from a place called Mosul in Iraq. He laid the foundation of the left- liberal al-Ahali group and was the co-founder of the National Democratic Party in Iraq. Zada Hadid’s mother was an artist from Mosul, her first inspiration.
She started her studies at the American University of Beirut in Mathematics before she moved to London in 1972 and started to study in the Architectural Association School of Architecture. After working for her former professors, Koolhaas and many others, she finally met Peter Rice, who gave her the much needed breakthrough in her career. After this, she never looked back. In 1980, she started with her own London-based practice.
She passed away recently on 31st March, 2016, of a heart attack. She died in the same hospital where she was being treated for Bronchitis. But her remarkable journey, where she established so many architectural legends, would be remembered for centuries.