One of the most famous architects known in our times, Zaha Hadid died at age 65 in Miami. She was one of the most famous female architects being the first woman to receive a RIBA’s (Royal Institute of British Architects) gold metal.
Hadid’s work included architectural works world wide and she is most famous for her curving designs such as her work in London Olympic aquatic centre, The Peak in Hong Kong , the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin and the Cardiff Bay opera house in Wales. Her works also included designs in other fields such as fashion, boat design, interior and urban design.
Leaving behind a large body of work, Hadid’s passing left everyone surprised. There were also speculations that the news of her death are just rumours.
However, her company, Zaha Hadid Architects, released a statement telling that Zaha Hadid died. The statement included “It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning. She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital. Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today.”
All the architects she has worked with shared their condolences and their deep sadnesses over Hadid’s passing. A shared belief was that after her passing the world of architecture would be missing a piece.
In the last few decades Zaha Hadid dared go to places no architect had the courage, nor the knowledge to do so before. A brave, strong headed and an amazingly creative woman is now missing from the world of architecture. The future of the company she started and named after her is still yet to be seen. The only legacy we can now look on are her works sure to inspire generations of young architects.