Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE is an Iraqi-British architect. She received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004—the first woman to do so—and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011.
She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack during the treatment period.
Zaha Hadid is regarded as the greatest female architect that ever lived. She studied Mathematics at the American University in Beirut. Her architectural exploits started with the Architectural Association in London in 1972.
Zaha Hadid Architects was established by her in 1979 when she started her private practice. She built the widely reputable ‘The Peak in Hong Kong’ in 1983, the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin (1986), and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994).
She was mainly intereted in the interface between architecture, landscape and geology with an application of innovative technology which is the reason she mesmerized the world with dynamic architectural forms.
Zaha Hadid built legendary structures all around the world from Rome, Germany, London, USA to China.
She received the title Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire among others.
Zaha Hadid was most recently honored with the RINA’s 2016 Royal Gold Medal and she’s the first woman to be awarded the prestigious honor.
Details of her memorial service will be announced shortly.