Early Life Of Zaha Hadid:

Hadid was born on 31 October 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq, to an upper-class Iraqi family.
Her father was a wealthy industrialist from Mosul.
Her Mother was an artist from Mosul.
In the 1960s Hadid attended boarding schools in England and Switzerland. Hadid studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before moving, in 1972, to London to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
After graduation in 1977, she went to work for her former professors, at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
she met the architectural engineer Peter Rice, who gave her support and encouragement. Hadid became a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom. She opened her own architectural firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, in London in 1980.
She then began her career teaching architecture, first at the Architectural Association, then, over the years at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge University, the University of Chicago, the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Hamburg, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Columbia University.

Achievements:

She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004.

The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.

She received the UK's most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011.

The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is a British prize for excellence in architecture. It is named after the architect James Stirling, organised and awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in 2015 she became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Royal Gold Medal is given for a distinguished body of work rather than for one building, and is therefore not awarded for merely being currently fashionable.

She was described by The Guardian newspaper as the 'Queen of the curve', who "liberated architectural geometry, giving it a whole new expressive identity."

Architectural Works:

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Aquatics Centre- London
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Opera House- Guangzhou
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Heydar Aliyev Center- Baku
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Dominion Office Building- Moscow
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Edifici Torre Espiral, or spiraling tower- Barcelona
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Sleuk Rith Institute- Cambodia
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Riverside Museum- Glasgow
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Beko Building- Belgrade

Quotes:

'If you want an easy life, don't be an architect.'
'There are 360 degree, so why stick to one?.'
'Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see women as smart , gifted , and tough.'
'you have to really believe not only in yourself , you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.'

May her beautiful soul rest in peace