Zaha Mohammed Hadid was born in Iraq on October 31, 1950. She was an architect. She was the first woman to receive her Pritzker Architecture Prize 2004. Not only that but in 2010 and 2011, she received the award for the most prestigious architectural award, Stirling. She was created dame by Elizabeth for the services of Architecture. And in 2015 she became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from A Royal Institute of British Architects. She has built buildings like MAXXI, Bridge Pavilion, Maggie's Centers, Contemporary Arts Center etc.
Top 10 Architect Building designed by Zaha Hadid
1. The Qatar FIFA World Cup Stadium:- The Qatar World Cup venue designed by celebrated Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid will be finished by the end of 2018. The 40,000 capacity, $575 million (465 million euros) Al-Wakrah Stadium is expected to be one of two further 2022 venues completed this year. Building work on the 60,000 Al-Bayt stadium is also expected to be completed by December. The Khalifa International Stadium, also the venue for the 2019 World Athletics Championships, was completed last year.
2. The King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station:- As part of Riyadh's all-new public transport system, the station will be located on the edge of the King Abdullah Financial District and will function as a major interchange between three of the city's six new metro lines. Zaha Hadid Architects has planned the four-storey structure with six platforms, as well as two floors of underground parking. A network of pedestrian pathways will snake through the building, designed to minimise congestion, plus passengers will be able to access the city's monorail network via a new bridge.
3. The Heydar Aliyev Center :- Zaha Hadid Architects’ light-as-air Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, seems to be all form and no structure, but its swooping shapes mask extreme engineering. A very nimble two-layer space frame plays supportive bridesmaid to the double envelope that curves smoothly along the top and bottom of the exterior shell, hiding the skeletal frame and emphasizing surface rather than structure, as though the building were all effect and no cause. The 619,000-square-foot cultural center—for which the client, DIA Holding, also served as the design-build contractor—manifests the lightness of a handkerchief billowing in free fall.
4. The One Thousand Museum Tower:- The residence – the first in the development to complete – is located on the 17th floor of the 62-storey building, which was one of the last that Hadid worked on before she died in March 2016. Construction work is still progressing on the project, with a completion date slated for late 2018,but Artefacto was asked to outfit the unit to help give potential buyers an idea of what a finished home would look like. The 4,635-square-foot (430-square-metre) apartment includes four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, with floor-to-ceiling glazing wrapping the majority of the exterior.
5. The Messner Mountain Museum :- Zaha Hadid has completed a museum for renowned climber Reinhold Messner at the top of Alpine peak Mount Kronplatz, featuring underground galleries and a viewing platform cantilevered over a valley. The Messner Mountain Museum Corones is the final instalment in a series of six mountaintop museums built by Messner – the first climber to ascend all 14 mountains over 8,000 metres and to reach the summit of Mount Everest without additional oxygen.
6. The CMA CGM Headquarters:- Headquarters designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the French Container Shipping and Transportation Firm. CMA CGM is located in Marseille, France and the project runs from 2005-2010. The tower is commissioned by the firm as their new head office. It stands at the center of the city’s ambitious regeneration project, Euroméditerranée, located 1 km north of the historic center and adjacent to the commercial port. It is 142.8 meter from the ground and is dominated by concrete viaducts overhead and the hierarchy of their supporting columns.
7. The Vienna Library and Learning Centre:- The library and learning centre is one of seven buildings that make up a new campus at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, designed to accommodate 24,000 students and 1800 staff. The most distinctive feature of Zaha Hadid's 28,000-square-metre building is a large black volume that is perched over the roof and cantilevers out across a public square at the main entrance.
8. The Serpentine Gallery:- Located just across the river from the main gallery building, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery occupies a 200-year-old former gunpowder store. Zaha Hadid Architects renovated the old brick building to create new gallery spaces, then added a curving cafe and events space that extends from one side. The new tensile structure is built from a glass-fibre textile, forming a free-flowing white canopy that appears to grow organically from the original brickwork of the single-storey gallery building.
9. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum :- As shown in photographs revealed last month, Zaha Hadid designed the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum with a pleated facade of stainless steel and glass that contrasts with the surrounding red brickwork of the university’s Collegiate Gothic north campus. The building is named after philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, who have spent four decades amassing two prominent collections of contemporary and postwar artworks.
10. The London Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics :- The aquatics centre designed by Zaha Hadid for the London 2012 Olympic Games is complete. The 17,500-seat centre is the final permanent venue to be completed at the Olympic Park, one year ahead of the games. The aquatics centre features an undulating wave-like roof that critics originally speculated would be too complex to build on time. The competition and diving pools are sheltered below this steel roof, enclosed within the main hall.