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A look at Zaha Hadid’s greatest works

Queen of the curve


By Su Fen Tan

A look at Zaha Hadid’s greatest works

It was late yesterday night when we were hit by tragic news—Dame Zaha Hadid has passed away at the age of 65 after a heart attack. Neofuturistic and oftentimes groundbreaking, her revolutionary work in architecture has earned her the recognition and accolades she rightly deserves. Known as the ‘Queen of the curve’, her work encompasses dynamic lines and complex yet fluid spaces, more often than not complete with an awe-inducing aesthetic. Her passionate work ethic and persistence have driven her to accomplishing the seemingly impossible, defying critics and controversy purely by achieving what she set out to do.


One of the most successful architects of our time, Zaha Hadid became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, and just recently, she was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal in recognition of her work. A true visionary, she leaves behind a brilliant legacy.


Here are some of her best works in an illustrious career:

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