Friday, May 8, 2009

Zaha Hadid: A Woman to Watch

On the right is a proposal for a 101-story transit centre in Surfer’s Paradise in Queensland, Australia, designed by Zaha Hadid (left) in collaboration with Patrik Schumacher. The as-yet-unbuilt structure is featured in The Complete Zaha Hadid (left), a retrospective of the architect’s work coming out in May 2009.

Hadid, one of the few women to win the coveted Pritzker Prize in architecture, is now gaining more recognition for her designs. There are several books claiming to include "the complete works" of Zaha Hadid but, since she is producing more every moment it seems, you'll just have to look for the most recent version. She will continue to provide opportunities for design educators to show students that women can be players in the design world.

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