Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect, has died at age 65. The British designer, who was born in Iraq, had a heart attack on Thursday, while she was being treated for bronchitis in hospital in Miami.
Zaha Hadid became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She twice won the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA Stirling Prize: in 2010 for the MAXXI Museum in Rome and she was recently awarded the RIBA’s 2016 Royal Gold Medal.
Zaha Hadid’s notable projects include the Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein, Germany MAXXI: Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome (2009), the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games (2011), Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku (2013), Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (2003) and the Guangzhou Opera House in China (2010).
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