Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, died suddenly this morning at the age of 65. The firm she founded in 1979, Zaha Hadid Architects, released a statement confirming the news. Her passing is an immeasurable loss for the profession, as her work has challenged the limitations of form and computational design for decades. Hadid has changed the nature of architecture itself through her drawings, buildings, and explorations, and her legacy both within and outside the profession will be enduring.
Fellow architect Peter Cook described her work and its impact in his address to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on the occasion of her winning the 2016 RIBA Gold Medal:
Here, we recognize the profound, multidimensional impact her work has had on architecture and trace its formal evolution through built and unbuilt projects by Zaha Hadid Architects.
Click on the links below to see more about each project ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.
2000 Serpentine Gallery, London
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at the University of Michigan, East Lansing, Michigan
Pierresvives, Montpellier, France
King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Esfera City Center, Monterrey, Mexico
London Aquatics Centre, London
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea
Sleuk Rith Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mathematics Gallery, London
City of Dreams Hotel Tower, Cotai, Macau
See more work by Zaha Hadid Architects in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.