The Queen of Curves : The Story of Zaha Hadid (Part 1)

The Queen of curves, that is the term used by the guardian to describe Zaha Hadid. Taking the world by storm, Zaha Hadid or should I say Dame Zaha Hadid had become one of the most influential women in the world, and one of the most recognizable architects. With bold ideas and a strong will, she has designed some of the most iconic buildings in the world today. But what led to her becoming the queen of curves, and how did this queen build her kingdom?


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How Zaha Hadid Became Zaha Hadid – Five Important Days in her Life!

Zaha Hadid – The MAXXI Museum Rome – part 1

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Sumeria Cities : Hardnfast, CC BY 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Zaha Hadid was born in Baghdad, Iraq on October 31, 1950: (Photo: © Architectural Association Photo Library)&a
Zaha young image (L–R) Bernard Tschumi, Helmut Swiczinsky, Wolf D. Prix, Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Mark Wigley: (Photo © Robin Holland)
Zaha Hadid, colleagues and with Suha Ozkan at the Architectural Association in 1983, courtesy of Architecture Unlimited.
Zaha in the Pink Room at the AA, c.1975-76. (Photo Architectural Association Photo Library)
1992 Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher and Kristin Feireiss. Image © Regina Schubert
Rem Koolhaas Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design from Moscow, Russia, CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Elia Zenghelis – Norman Foster Foundation
Bernard Tschumi –
Zaha Hadid with medal – Hyatt Foundation
Zaha Hadid painting by Hugo Glendinning via ZHA website
Zaha Hadid painting by Luke Hayes via ZHA website
University at Illinois, Chicago – Hied5, CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Deconstructivist Architecture MOMA photos via MoMA (Photographer Unknown)
Philip Johnson – City of Boston Archives from West Roxbury, United States, CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Mark Wigley – Columbia GSAPP, CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
MoMA – hibino, CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Patrik Schumaker – Unknown authorUnknown author, CC BY-SA 4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Via Zaha Hadid Architects
Rolf Felbaum – Michiel Hendryckx, CC BY-SA 4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons