Lecture date: 1997-11-25
Zaha Hadid has won international acclaim for her many successful competition entries. Her paintings and drawings have always been an important means for exploration, and her work has been both widely published and the subject of several major exhibitions. In this lecture she discusses her project for a Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, Qatar; a design scheme for the Millennium Dome in Greenwich; and a competition for the Campus Centre of the IIT, Chicago.
Zaha Hadid studied at the AA from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She joined OMA in the same year and started teaching in Dip 9 with her former tutors Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, before leading her own unit until 1987. Her work has been the subject of several major exhibitions.