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Zaha Hadid is an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Her
work experiments with new spatial concepts intensifying existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a
visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design, ranging from urban scale through to products,
interiors and furniture. Best known for her seminal built works (Vitra Fire Station, Land Formation-One,
Bergisel Ski-Jump, Strasbourg Tram Station, the Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the
BMW Central Building in Leipzig, the Hotel Puerta America (interior) in Madrid, the Ordrupgaard Museum
Extension in Copenhagen, and the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg), her central concerns involve a
simultaneous engagement in practice, teaching and research.


Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in
1977. She then became a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, taught at the AA with OMA
collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, and later led her own studio at the AA until 1987. Since
then she held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; the Sullivan
Chair at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture, Chicago; guest professorships at the Hochschule
für Bildende Künste in Hamburg; the Knolton School of Architecture, Ohio and the Masters Studio at
Columbia University, New York. In addition, she was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of
Arts and Letters, Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and Commander of the British Empire,
2002. She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and was the Eero
Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.


Hadid has been testing the boundaries of architectural design in a series of research-based competitions.
Winning designs include The Peak, Hong Kong (1983); Kurfürstendamm, Berlin (1986); Düsseldorf Art and
Media Centre (1992/93); Cardiff Bay Opera House, Wales (1994); Thames Water/Royal Academy Habitable
Bridge, London (1996); Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati (1998); University of North
London Holloway Road Bridge (1998); The National Centre of Contemporary Arts, Rome (1999); Bergisel
Ski-jump, Innsbruck (1999); The Wolfsburg Science Centre (2000); the Maritime Ferry Terminal in Salerno,
(2000); Placa de las Arts in Barcelona (2001); One-north Masterplan for Singapore's Science Hub (2001);
the Ordrupgaard Museum Extension in Copenhagen (2001); the BMW Central Plant Building in Leipzig
(2002); the Price Tower Art Center, Bartlesville (2002); the Departement de l’Herault Culture Sport Building,
Montpellier (2003); the new High Speed Rail Station Napoli-Afragola, Naples (2003); the Guangzhou Opera
House, China (2003); a masterplan for Beijing’s Soho City, China (2003); the New EuskoTren Headquarters
in Durango (2004), (2004); an office tower and residential housing complex in Milan “Milano Fiera CityLife”
(2004), the Memorial Walk “Boulevard der Stars” for the Berlin Film Academy, Berlin (2004), the new
Riverside Transport Museum in Glasgow (2004), the new CMA CGM Headquarters in Marseille (2004), In
2005, Zaha Hadid Architects won competitions for the Neues Stadt-Casino Basel, the Architecture
Foundation’s London Centre for Architecture, the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre, the redesign of
Eleftheria Square in Cyprus, the Nanjing Memorial Wall in China, the Zaragoza 2008 Expo Bridge and the
Olebeaga Masterplan in Bilbao. In 2006, the practice has won competitions for the Issam Fares Institute at
the American University of Beirut, the Seville University Library , the Kartal-Pendik Masterplan in Istanbul,
the Edifici Campus Tower in Barcelona, The Opera House and Business Bay Towers in Dubai, The E.On
Energy Research Centre in Aachen, Germany and The Nuragic and Contemporary Art Museum in Cagliari,
Italy. More recently in 2007, Zaha Hadid Architects announced the spectacular designs for the Abu Dhabi
Performance Art Centre, the Szervita Square Tower in Budapest, the Moscow Expo Centre, the Majan
Tower, Dubai, the The Opus, Dubai, the Dongdaemun World Design Park and Complex, Korea, the Reggio
Calabria in Italy and Innovation Tower for Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. In 2008
competition wins include Lilium Tower, Poland, the Eli & Edythe Broad Contemporary Art Museum, USA, a
Museum & Cultural Centre in Vilnius, Next Gene Museum and Symbiotic Villa both in Taiwan. Other
competition entries include large scale urban studies for Hamburg, Madrid, Bordeaux and Cologne; museum

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Zaha Hadid created the Crevasse Vase for Alessi. “Zaha Hadid”. a theatre for the Hackney Empire. Lotus. Spain (2006). 2003). UK. the installation Meshworks at the Villa Medici. Netherlands (1990). a Tram Station and Car Park in Strasbourg. Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion.www. the Nordpark Cable Railway.10 BOWLING GREEN LANE – LONDON EC1R OBQ – UK tel +44 (0)20 7253 5147 . Sapporo (1990). Germany. Hong Kong. Austria. El Croquis (2004. Her temporary structures include: Folly in Osaka (1990). 2002). New York (1988). Birmingham (1995). and a medium for the exploration of her design. Wolfsburg. Royal Palace). China. London. Graz (2003). a Pavilion for Blueprint Magazine at Interbuild. “Zaha Hadid Lounge” at the Kunstmuseum. London (1985). Lapland (2004). Madrid). Vienna. 65 and 66. Germany (1993/1999). the Hotel Puerta America interior in Madrid. She has also completed furniture and interiors: Bitar. “Zaha Hadid” (Motta Architettura. Cincinnati. “Zaha Hadid Complete Works” (Thames and Hudson. 2004). 1995. the Belu for Kenny Schachter ROVE. Venice. 2006). and a snow and ice installation at the Snow Show. “Zaha Hadid Space for Art” (Lars Muller Publishers. the Mesa for Vitra. Spain (2001). Madrid). zaha-hadid. Z-Play (2002) and Z-Scape (2000) furniture manufactured by Sawaya and Moroni. the Aqua Table (2005) for Established & Sons and the Vortexx Chandelier (2005) for Sawaya & Moroni. Japan. Spain (2005) and the Ordrupgaard Museum Extension in . GA Document (nos. the Mallow Bench for ROVE. Denmark (2005). El Croquis (no. Madrid). the Guggenheim Museum. Belgium (2000). Lopez de Heredia Winery. London. 2004). Desire. Zaragoza. Wirl for City Art Square. Madrid). the Victoria & Albert Museum's Boilerhouse Gallery.e -ma i l: press@zaha–hadid. In 2008 Zaha Hadid has designed the Zaha Hadid Chandelier for Swarovski. London (1983). England. Wolfsburg (2001). 2004). Germany (1993). Germany (2005). EXHIBITIONS Hadid's paintings and drawings have always been an important testing field. for Charleroi Dance production company. El Croquis (no. and the Asian and Oriental Gallery for the Louvre. Touring Exhibition Pavilion (2008-2010). 1999).52.103. “Architecture of Zaha Hadid in photographs by Helene Binet” (Lars Muller Publishers. a housing project for IBA-Block 2 in Berlin. “Zaha Hadid 1983-1991”. Grand Central Station New York (1995). Scotland (2006). New York as well as for the IIT Campus in Chicago. and third prize for an event and delivery centre for BMW in Munich. Chatsworth. “Zaha Hadid: The Complete Buildings and Projects” (Thames & Hudson. Italy (2000) the summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery. 2006). Madrid (Prado. Austria (2007). “Digital Hadid” (Birkhauser. “Zaha Hadid. and the Tea and Coffee Towers for Alessi (2003). Rome. “Zaha Hadid -LF One” (Birkhäuser. Tokyo (1985).2004”. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Pavilion. Italy. Italy and Kloris. Opere e Progetti” (Italy.buildings in Bad Deutsch Altenburg. In 2007 Zaha Hadid created the Moon Sofa for B&B Italia. the BMW Central Building (2005) in Leipzig. commissioned by the Steirischer Herbst. the Swarm Chandelier and the Seamless Collection for Established & Sons. the Contemporary Arts Centre. “Zaha Hadid” (Catalogue for the Solomon R. 2000). the Mind Zone at the Millennium Dome. The Venice Architecture Biennale (2000). France (2001). “Zaha Hadid Architektur”. El Croquis (no. Her best known projects to date are: the Vitra Fire Station and the LFone pavilion in Weil am Rhein. and Beat Furrer’s opera. 1986). PROJECTS Zaha Hadid's built work has won her much academic and public acclaim.11. Mobile Art: Chanel Contemporary Art Container. 200. the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (1995). “Deconstructivist Architecture” at MoMA. Neckpiece for Swarovski Rocks. “Zaha Hadid 1983. concert halls for Copenhagen and . In 2006. Z-Stream for Sudeley Castle. Major exhibitions include a retrospective at the Architectural Association. the Crater for David Gill Galleries. Aura. Music Video Pavilion in Groningen. Barcelona. US (2003). the GA Gallery. Fife. 2007). Metapolis. Austria (2002). “Zaha Hadid 1996- 2001”. Villa Foscari La Malcontenta. 1991. “Zaha Hadid 1992-1995”. (MAK. Innsbruck. UK. Reina Sofia. and the R. UK. AA files (no. London. “Car Park and Terminus Strasbourg” (Lars Muller Publishers. 1998). the Silver Bowl for Sawaya Moroni. UK (1999).5. Paris. London and large scale multi-functional buildings for 42nd street. the San Francisco MoMA (1997/98). New York (1978). “BMW Central Building” (Princeton Architectural Press. the Maggie’s Centre. 1983). Spain (2008). Qatar. a Ski-Jump in Innsbruck. Monsoon Restaurant. 73. the Phaeno Science Center. Zaha Hadid has also worked on a number of stage sets: Pet Shop Boys World Tour (1999/2000). the Dune Formations for David Gill Galleries and Urban Nebula for Siza and Matter at the London Design Festival. Guggenheim Museum. London and a Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha. UK (2000).STUDIO 9 . The Venice Architecture ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS . the Scoop Sofa for Sawaya & Moroni and ROVE LLP. 2004). 2001. PUBLICATIONS Hadid’s work is widely published in periodicals and monographs which include “Zaha Hadid: Planetary Architecture Two” (no. Greenwich.

Hadid's work also forms part of the permanent collections of various institutions such as MoMA New York. Blueprint Award Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art. New York (1992). Innsbruck . Art Basel. USA 2007 Scottish Design Awards.10 BOWLING GREEN LANE – LONDON EC1R OBQ – UK tel +44 (0)20 7253 5147 . Paper Art at the Leopold-Hoesch Museum. Global Cities at the Tate Modern.www. London (2007). Austria. 2008 Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building (BMW Central Building). ‘Borderline Exhibition’ Palais des Beaux Arts. Strasbourg . “Zaha Hadid” MAXXI in Rome (2002). European Cultural Building of the Year (Phaeno Science Center) 2006 Honorary Doctorate. London . CBE.RIBA Awards 2000 Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North. Zurich (2000). Design 05 Art Basel Miami. London (1998). 2002 Commander of the British Empire. 2002 Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North. IMM Cologne Fair (2007). Singapore . 2008 Spirit of Achievement Award. 2002 Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North. 2007 Maison & Objet Designer of the Year.Austrian State Architecture Prize. ‘Zaha Hadid’ Guggenheim New York (2006) and The Singapore Art Museum.RIBA Worldwide Award 2004 Zaha Hadid. Sofia (2007). Guggenheim Museum. ‘Elastika’ for Design 05. Lisbon (2007). Cincinnati . 25 Years of Deutsche Bank Art at the Deutsche Guggenheim. 2008 Honorary Degree from The Pratt Institute. Fife) 2007 London Design Medal. Berlin (2005). the Deutsche Bank Collection at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin (2005). zaha-hadid. London Architectural Biennale 2004 Honorary Fellow of Columbia . ‘Zaha Hadid: Design & Architecture’ at the Design Museum. Best Public Building Award (Maggie’s Centre. Washington (2002). 'WishMachine' at the Vienna Kunsthalle (1996).com . 2000 Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects.Biennale (2002). Milan Furniture Fair. “Zaha Hadid’s paintings” at the Somerset House in London (2004).AIA UK Chapter Honourable Mention.e -ma i l: press@zaha–hadid. AWARDS 59 Eaton Place. “Zaha Hadid Architecture” MAK Exhibition Hall in Vienna (2003). New York City 2005 Member of the Royal Academy of Arts. London (2005). Airs de Paris at the Pompidou Centre. New York City. 1998 Honourable Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 2005 Designer of the Year. Building of the Year (BMW Central Building) 2005 Finalist for the RIBA Stirling Prize (BMW Central Building) 2005 Gold Medal for Design. Innsbruck -Tyrolean Architecture Award. Milan (2006). USA 2006 RIBA Medal. 2005 AIA UK Chapter Award (Phaeno Science Center) 2006 Honorary Doctorate. Yale University. 2001 Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North. Ideal House. 1982 Honourable Member of the Bund Deutsches Architekten. The Venice Architecture Biennale (2004). London 2005 RIBA Medal. Jewellery Exhibition. International Olympic Committee (Bergisel Ski Jump) 2005 Austrian Decoration of Science and Art. Strasbourg . Commissions of Science and Art. Brussels (2000) and in the Salieri Suille Tracce di Mozart and the Palazzo Reale. 2008 ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS . London (2007).Red Dot Award.Equerre d'Argent special mention. Sofia European Architecture Week. Singapore (2006). Exhibition designs are :'The Great Utopia'. Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Tokyo Blossoms at The Haro Museum Installation. 2002 Bergisel Ski-Jump. Urban Voids. Millennium Dome. 2002 Bergisel Ski-Jump. 2000 Mind Zone. The Wallpaper Magazine 10th Anniversary Exhibition. Strasbourg . New York City. Milan for the Da Ponte Institute (2005).AIA UK Chapter Award. Paris (2007). The International Academy of Architecture. European Commercial Building of the Year (BMW Central Building) 2005 Deutsche Architektur Prize. 'Addressing the Century' at the Hayward Gallery. London -Gold Medal Architectural Design. British Architecture. 2006 Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Award (Phaeno Science Center) 2006 AIA UK Chapter Award for Excellence (Maggie’s Centre Fife) 2007 Finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture (Phaeno Science Center) 2007 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. ‘Silver Paintings’ at the ROVE Gallery. 2002 One-north Master Plan. American University of Beirut 2006 Finalist for the RIBA Stirling Prize (Phaeno Science Center) 2006 RIBA Jencks Award 2006 Academician. Frankfurt. Germany. Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2004 London Architect of the year. MoMA San Francisco and the Deutsches Architektur Museum. Miami (2005). Strasbourg -Mies van der Rohe Award 2003 Architect of the year 2004. Milan 2007.STUDIO 9 . Düren (1996). Tokyo (2006). “Zaha Hadid Laboratory” in Yale (2002) -the National Building Museum. Outstanding Contribution for Design.