Greatest Female Architect Dead at 65

Zaha Hadid was likely the most successful woman architect of all time.

The Bagdad, Iraq-born British citizen died today from heart failure. Only 65, she had already won the Pritzker Prize, two Stirling Prizes, the RIBA Medal– and designed / built buildings all over the world.

Her work was not loved by everyone, but the striking buildings can never go unnoticed.

They are bold, futuristic, with dramatic sinuous or angular lines, and many of them were very beautiful– not to mention engineering masterworks.

Twenty of her Projects speak for themselves, below:

Bejing
Beijing, China
Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
Cambodia
Cambodia
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Under construction now, in Miami
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A performing arts center in Abu Dhabi
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Her winning proposal for a Metro Station in Saudi Arabia
Hungerburgbahn-Bergstation innsbruck austria
Train station in Innsbruck, Austria– I absolutely LOVE this.
Zaha-Hadid-Mariners-Cove-Australia-2
Residential towers on the Gold Coast, Australia
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Maxxi Museum, Rome
winery
Spanish Winery
Vienna Univer
Business School at Vienna University
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Residential on the HighLine, New York
invesco
Invesco Building, UK… love this one, too.
Grand-Opening-of-Sky-SOHO-by-Zaha-Hadid-08
Sky SOHO, Shanghai, China
copa cabana beach, brasil
On Copa Cabana Beach, Brasil
Collins Park Garage by Zaha Hadid 02
Unbuilt Garage on Collins, Miami
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City of Dreams Hotel, Macau
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One of her best— Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan
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An earlier design for the 2008 London Olympics Aquatics Centre
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One of her earlier works in Germany
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Zaha Hadid in her London home
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Thanks for your work, Zaha Hadid
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