Zaha Hadid


Zaha Hadid

October 1950 – 31 March 2016

“I am sure that, as a woman, I can do a very good skyscraper.”

1982 Awarded the ‘Gold Medal Architectural Design’ for her British Architecture.

1994 Erich Schelling Architecture Award

2002 Austrian State Prize for Architecture for Bergiselschanze

2003 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture for the Strasbourg tramway terminus and car park in Hoenheim, France

2003 Completed the building ‘Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art’. The first American museum designed by a woman and proclaimed the ‘most important American building to be completed since the cold war’ by the New York Times.

2004 First woman and one of the youngest recipients of the ‘Pritzker Prize’ for architecture. This award is commonly known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor.

2005 Austrian Decoration for Science and Art[97]

2005 German Architecture Prize for the central building of the BMW plant in Leipzig

2005 RIBA European Award for BMW Central Building[98]

2005 Designer of the Year Award for Design Miami

2006 RIBA European Award for Phaeno Science Centre[99]

2007 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture

2008 RIBA European Award for Nordpark Cable Railway[99]

2010 Awarded the Stirling Prize for her Maxxi building design, the national museum in Rome and is quoted from The Guardian, is “a masterpiece fit to sit alongside Rome’s ancient wonders”

2012 given the honor of ‘Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire’.

2012 Jane Drew Prize for her "outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture"[101]

2013  41st Winner of the Veuve Clicquot UK Business Woman Award[102]

2014 Awarded the Design Museum, Design of the Year Award for the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre.

Before her death Zaha Hadid was the highest paid architect in the world.