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Zaha Hadid’s sudden dismissal

Zaha Hadid, world’s most prominent and highly skilled female architect died at the age of 65. Architect Dame Zaha  Mohammad Hadid (1950-2016) was a British Architect born in Iraq. She was the first female architect to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, Stirling prize in 2010 – 2011. She was the first woman architect to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal.

Zaha Hadid liberated architectural geometry with the creation of highly expressive, sweeping fluid forms of multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry that evoke the chaos and flux of modern life. A pioneer of parametricism, and an icon of neo-futurism, with a formidable personality, her acclaimed work and ground-breaking forms include the Aquatic Center for the London 2012 Olympics, the Broad Art Museum in the U.S., and the Guangzhou, China Opera House. (source : www.wikipedia.com)

“Only rarely does an architect emerge with a philosophy and approach to the art form that influences the direction of the entire field. Such an architect is Zaha Hadid.” – Bill Lacy,

Her style was De-constructivism (breaking architecture, displacement and distortion, leaving the vertical and the horizontal, using rotations on small, sharp angles, breaks up structures apparent chaos)

Using light volumes, sharp, angular forms, the play of light and the integration of the buildings with the landscape. She was an architect known worldwide for her talent in various disciplines such as painting, graphic arts, 3D (three dimensional) models and computer design. (source: http://www.slideshare.net/soodkartik)

Hadid always tried to implement fluidic forms in her buildings. Some of her famous works are –

Aquatic Center for the London 2012 Olympics
Aquatic Center for the London 2012 Olympics
MAXXI national museum of arts Rome
MAXXI national museum of arts Rome
Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku
Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku
2022 World Cup stadium Qatar
2022 World Cup stadium Qatar

Quotes by Zaha Hadid :-

“You can’t teach architecture. You can only inspire people.”

“Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.”

“What’s nice about concrete is that it looks unfinished.”

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Ar. Guneet Singh Khurana is a visionary architect, author, educator and currently working in Design Arch as Principal Architect. He holds degree Bachelor's in Architecture from Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His creative approach and interest in designing inspired him to pursue future in field of architecture. He has over five years of extensive experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He is the founder of Archistudent.net (a resource portal, founded in June 2008, dedicated to providing information and knowledge to the growing community of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning). He is recipient of the PAFE Award for excellence in the field of Environment friendly architecture and University Scholarship for excellence in academics.

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