Gallery Photo Source: Zaha Hadid Architects
In March of this year, the world lost a mighty creative, Zaha Hadid. Born in Baghdad, the Iraqi-born British architect changed the architectural style by introducing her own avant-garde approach to design.
Her use of geometric shapes and digital design technology to create an abstract aesthetic was groundbreaking. She married gravity defying design with curves and shapes that were audacious and innovative.
“All the privileged can travel, see different worlds; not everyone can. I think it is important for people to have an interesting locale nearby.” [Buildings] need to do another job, enlighten people, space enlightens the same way as music art and technology.”
“Education, housing and hospitals are the most important things for society.”
While Hadid had critics who maintained strong opinions about her work, no one can deny that she leaves her fingerprint in the imaginations of many and in skylines around the world. Her work is almost instantly recognizable as her style was definitely her own. In a crowded industry dominated by men, Zaha Hadid became a woman pioneer who defied the odds and challenged the way we think of building design. Her creative light will be missed.