zaha hadid: a timeline of architectural work

Acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid has passed away at the age of 65. The celebrated designer had completed a range of buildings around the globe, and last year became the first female architect to receive RIBA’s royal gold medal. Born in Baghdad in 1950, Hadid studied mathematics at the american university of Beirut before enrolling at London’s architectural association in 1972. by 1979 she had established her own London-based practice, and gained a global reputation for her ground-breaking theoretical works, often inspired by Russian constructivism. below, we present a timeline of Zara’s most recognizable works — past, present, and future.

1

Vitra fire station, Weil am Rhein, Germany (1993) / image by Christian Richters

2

Bergisel ski jump, Innsbruck, Austria, (2002) / image courtesy of Bergisel BetriebsgesmbH

3

BMW central building, Leipzig, Germany (2005) / image by Hélène Binet

4

Phaeno science centre, Wolfsburg, Germany, (2005) / image by Werner Huthmacher

5

Hungerburg station, Innsbruck, Austria (2007) / image by Werner Huthmacher

6

MAXXI museum of XXI century art, Rome (2009) / image by Richard Bryant

7

Guangzhou opera house, Guangzhou (2010) / image by Virgile Simon Bertrand

8

Evelyn Grace Academy, London (2010) / image by Luke Hayes

9

London Aquatics Centre, London (2011) / image by Hufton Crow

10

Galaxy Soho, Beijing (2012) / image by Hufton Crow

11

Serpentine sackler gallery, London (2013) / image by Luke Hayes

12

Jockey club innovation tower at Hong Kong polytechnic university (2013) / image by doublespace

13

Heydar aliyev center, Baku (2013) / image by Hufton Crow

14

DDP, seoul (2014) / image by Virgile Simon Bertrand

15

Bee’ah’s Sharjah headquarters, UAE / image © MIR

16

Mariner’s cove towers, Australia / image courtesy of sunland group

17

Danjiang bridge, Taiwan / image © visual arch