Thursday, February 8, 2007

Zaha Hadid

She was born in bagdad, 1950.

she studied maths at the american university of beirut
(1968 - 1971) and then later architecture at the architectural
association school (AA) in london, UK (1972 - 1977).
after graduating she joined OMA (office of metropolitan
architecture) and became a partner in 1977.
she left to start her own practice 'zaha hadid office' in 1980.
hadid has has lectured across europe and america,
she is currently a professor at the university of applied arts
in vienna. in 2004 hadid became the first female recipient
of the ’pritzker architecture prize’. projects include:
vitra fire station (1994) in weil am rhein, germany;
rosenthal center for contemporary art (1998) in cincinnati,
usa; bergisel ski jump (2002) in innsbruck, austria;
BMW building (2005) in leipzig, germany
a winner of many international competitions, but a number
of hadid's winning designs were never built.
hadid has designed furniture and objects for swarovski,
dupont, sawaya & moroni, alessi and established & sons.
along with ineriors for the guggenheim museum in new york,
the vienna kunsthalle, the hayward gallery in london...
her work has been shown in exhibitions worldwide
among the many museums, we cite here the MoMA in new
york, the MoMA in san francisco and the deutsches architektur
museum in frankfurt. in 2006, hadid was honoured with a
retrospective spanning her entire work at the guggenheim
museum in new york.

performing arts centre, saadiyat island, united arab emirates (developed by 2012)

interior of performing arts centre, saadiyat island, united arab emirates

a model of the london olympic aquatic center (to be completed in 2012)

nuragic and contemporary art museum in cagliari, italy (to be completed 2007)

ideal house - imm cologne 2007

ideal house - imm cologne 2007
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‘swarm chandelier’ for established and sons, 2006

kitchen for DuPont™ Corian®, 2006

‘BMW central building’, leipzig, germany, 2006

'vortexx chandeliers', for zumtobel lighting and sawaya & moroni, 2005

‘aqua table’ for established and sons, 2005

hotel ‘puerto america’ in madrid, 2005

‘iceberg’, sitting furniture for sawaya & moroni, 2003

tea and coffee set for alessi, 2003

‘bergisel ski-jump’, innsbruck, austria, completed in 2002

‘bergisel ski-jump’

‘vitra fire station’, weil am rhein, germany, 1994

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