Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid

Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Guangzhou Opera House2003-10StarchitectureGuangzhou, China Hadid’s first project in China, the Guangzhou Opera House was a result of her success in a design competition. A 1800-seat theatre, 400-seat multifunctional hall, rehearsal rooms, and an entrance hall are contained in the structure of folded glass and polished granite. Hadid likened the … Continue reading Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre by Zaha Hadid

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre2007-2012StarchitectureBaku, Azerbaijan Named after the controversial former president of the Azerbaijan Republic, the Heydar Aliyev cultural centre became a signature of the redevelopment of the city that began with Azerbaijan’s independence in 1991. Hadid was chosen as the architect after a competition in 2007. An example of her Parametricist style, it uses … Continue reading Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre by Zaha Hadid

Vitra Fire Station by Zaha Hadid

Hadid was an architect and the first woman to receive the acclaimed Pritzker Architecture Award. She received the prestigious Stirling Prize for Architecture in 2010 and 2011. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2012 for services to architecture. Hadid is the only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects...