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Remembering Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Hadid

Today marks one year since the world lost one of the most inspirational, imaginative and tenacious women – Dame Zaha Hadid.

It’s hard to believe a year has passed – her mark on the world of architecture, and in fact, the world in general, is so fresh in my mind.

“A planet in her own orbit” – as described by her university lecturer – Hadid’s unique vision and her “no limits” approach to her work has redefined our views of space and reshaped our values on architecture and design.

But more than her works alone – Hadid’s views on life, values, ambition, society and humanity have made her an inspiration and role model for many.

Here I remember some of her most thought-provoking and inspirational words:

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O N   A M B I T I O N:

Zaha Hadid Innovation Centre sketch


O N   V I S I O N:

Zaha Hadid Al Wakrah stadium


O N   F E M I N I S M:

Zaha Hadid Heydar Aliyev

O N   S O C I E T Y:

Zaha Hadid Mesa table

O N   A R C H I T E C T U R A L   V A L U E S:

Zaha Hadid Sleuk Rith Institute


O  N   T E N A C I T Y   &   S E L F   B E L I E F:

Zaha Hadid Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre

Gone, but most certainly not forgotten.

RIP Dame Zaha Hadid

31st October 1950 – 31st March 2016  

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Imagery courtesy of Sketching Journey / DezeenArch Daily / Business Insider / Pinterest

March 31, 2017 - 1:24 am

Errol Hugh - Zaha Hadid an outstanding world class architect…missed deeply…

April 3, 2017 - 11:20 pm

ShannaRogan - Indeed she was! An incredible Architect and person.

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