By Philip Jodidio
Cover Photo Courtesy of Taschen
While the world is on lockdown, we should take a moment to appreciate the people that made it a better place for us when things were normal, and Zaha Hadid is one of the Arab creative geniuses who immensely contributed to modern architecture, leaving us with a book to enjoy during these trying times!
Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect known for her remarkable and groundbreaking works. She was so creative that she won numerous prizes, and gained worldwide recognition for her daring and avant-gardist vision. And a few years before her untimely death in 2016, her architectural language took over certain cities through many projects, such as Antwerp’s Port House, Qatar’s Al Janoub Stadium near Doha and of course, Beijing’s spectacular new airport terminal.
Projects in Europe, China, the Middle East and the United States led her to become the first female architect to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the prestigious RIBA Riyal Gold Medal with her long-time partner Patrik Schumacher, who now took the realms of Zaha Hadid Architects. She is one of the women who deserve to be honored with a book, and this one is an updated version that covers her complete works and ongoing projects. Many photographs, sketches and drawings done by the late architect herself trace her career and make this volume a must-have for all those who have a knack for architecture and interior design. With online shopping made easy in some parts of the world during this tough time, this amazing book is just a few clicks away!
Article Written by Mirella Haddad