Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Zaha Hadid ~ World Class Deconstructivist Architect

Zaha Hadid, CBE ( زها حديد‎; born 31 October 1950) is an British Iraqi deconstructivist architect
Life and career
Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq. She received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut before moving to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. After graduating she worked with her former teachers, Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, becoming a partner in 1977. It was with Koolhaas that she met the engineer Peter Rice who gave her support and encouragement early on, at a time when her work seemed difficult to build. In 1980 she established her own London-based practice. During the 1980s she also taught at the Architectural Association. She has also taught at prestigious institutions around the world; she held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, guest professorships at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, the Knowlton School of Architecture, at The Ohio State University, the Masters Studio at Columbia University, New York and the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, she was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.She has been on the Board of Trustees of The Architecture Foundation. She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Austria.

A winner of many international competitions, theoretically influential and groundbreaking, a number of Hadid's winning designs were initially never built: notably, The Peak Club in Hong Kong (1983) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994). In 2002 Hadid won the international design competition to design Singapore's one-north masterplan. In 2005, her design won the competition for the new city casino of Basel, Switzerland. In 2004 Hadid became the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, architecture's equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Previously, she had been awarded a CBE for services to architecture. She is a member of the editorial board of the Encyclopædia Britannica. In 2006, Hadid was honored with a retrospective spanning her entire work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In that year she also received an Honorary Degree from the American University of Beirut.

Zaha Hadid's architectural design firm - Zaha Hadid Architects - is over 350 people strong, headquartered in London.

In 2008, she ranked 69th on the Forbes list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". On 2 January 2009, she was the guest editor of the BBC's flagship morning radio news programme, Today.

In 2010 she was also named by Time magazine as influential thinker in the 2010 TIME 100 issue.
Hadid is the designer of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park in Seoul, South Korea, which is expected to be the centerpiece of the festivities for the city's designation as World Design Capital 2010. The complex is scheduled to be completed in 2011.

Non-architectural work
She has also undertaken some high-profile interior work, including the Mind Zone and Feet zone at the Millennium Dome in London and the Z.CAR hydrogen-powered, three-wheeled automobile. In 2009, she worked with the clothing brand Lacoste, to create a new, high fashion, and advanced boot.

In 2007, Zaha Hadid designed the Moon System Sofa for leading Italian furniture manufacturer B&B Italia.

Architectural work
Conceptual projects
    * Price Tower extension hybrid project (2002), Bartlesville, Oklahoma - pending
    * Guggenheim-Hermitage Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania, (2008-) - not realized
    * Kartal-Pendik Waterfront Regeneration, Istanbul, Turkey
    * Szervita square bubble office building Budapest, Hungary - not realized

Completed projects
    * 24 Cathcart Rd London UK 1986
    * Monsoon Restaurant (Interior) Sapporo Japan 1990
    * Vitra Fire Station Weil am Rhein Germany 1994
    * IBA Housing Berlin Germany 1993
    * Land Formation-One Weil am Rhein Germany 1999
    * Car Park & Terminus Hoenheim-Nord Strasbourg France 2001
    * Bergisel Ski Jump Innsbruck Austria 2002
    * Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art Cincinnati USA 2003
    * BMW Central Building Leipzig Germany 2005
    * Phaeno Science Center Wolfsburg Germany 2005
    * Hotel Puerta America (Interior) Madrid Spain 2005
    * Ordrupgaard Museum Extension Copenhagen Denmark 2005
    * Spittelau Viaducts Housing Vienna Austria 2006
    * Maggie’s Centre FIFE Kirkcaldy UK 2006
    * R. Lopez de Heredia Wine Pavilion Haro Spain 2006
    * Nordpark Railway Stations Innsbruck Austria 2007
    * Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Paris 2008-2010
    * Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion Zaragoza Spain 2008
    * Neil Barrett Flagship Store Tokyo Japan 2008
    * Home House Club (Interior) London UK 2008
    * JS Bach Chamber Music Hall Manchester UK 2009
    * Burnham Pavilion Chicago USA 2009
    * MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts Rome Italy 2009

Under Construction and future projects
    * Guangzhou Opera House Guangzhou China 2010
    * CMA CGM Headquaters Marseille France 2010
    * Sheik Zayed Bridge Abu Dhabi UAE 2010
    * Evelyn Grace Academy London UK 2010
    * Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport Glasgow UK 2011
    * London Aquatics Centre London UK 2011
    * Innovation Tower, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong China 2011
    * Pierres Vives Montpellier France 2011
    * Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza Seoul South Korea 2011
    * Next Gene Architecture Museum Taipei Taiwan 2011
    * Edifici Torre Espiral Barcelona Spain 2012
    * Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum East Lansing USA 2012
    * Napoli-Afragola High Speed Train Station Naples Italy 2012
    * Library & Learning Centre Vienna Austria 2012
    * Citylife Milano Milan Italy 2012
    * Jesolo Magica – Hotel & Retail Centre Jesolo Italy 2014
    * One-North Masterplan Singapore Singapore 2021
    * The Opus Dubai UAE TBC
    * Salerno Maritime Terminal Salerno Italy TBC
    * Issam Fares Institute, The American University of Beirut Beirut Lebanon TBC
    * Kartal Pendik Masterplan Istanbul Turkey TBC
    * Stone Towers Cairo Egypt TBC
    * Zorrozaurre Masterplan Bilbao Spain TBC
    * New Eusko Tren Central Headquarters Durango Spain TBC
    * 33–35 Hoxton Square London UK TBC
    * Cairo Expo City Cairo Egypt TBC
    * D-Villa Caribbean Sea TBC
    * Atelier Notify Paris France TBC
    * Capital Hill Residence Moscow Russia TBC
    * Zhivopisnaya Tower Moscow Russia TBC
    * Olabeaga Masterplan Bilbao Spain TBC
    * King Abdullah II House of Culture & Art Amman Jordan TBC
    * Eleftheria Square Nicossia Cyprus TBC
    * E.on Energy Research Centre Aachen Germany TBC
    * Museum of Contemporary Art Muharraq Bahrain TBC
    * Nuragic and Contemporary Art Museum Cagliari Italy TBC
    * Szervita Square Tower Budapest Hungary TBC
    * Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre Abu Dhabi UAE TBC
    * Signature Towers Dubai UAE TBC
    * California Residence San Diego USA TBC
    * Galaxy Soho Beijing China TBC
    * Nile Tower Cairo Egypt TBC
    * Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center Baku Azerbaijan TBC
    * Madrid Civil Courts of Justice Madrid Spain TBC
    * Regium Waterfront Reggio Calabria Italy TBC
    * Vilnius Museum & Cultural Centre Vilnius Lithuania TBC
    * Symbiotic Villa Taipei Taiwan TBC
    * Port House Antwerp Belgium TBC
    * Lilium Tower Warsaw Poland TBC
    * Nassim Road Villas Singapore Singapore TBC
    * Farrer Court Singapore Singapore TBC
    * Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College Oxford UK TBC
    * Kusnacht Villas Zürich Switzerland TBC
    * New Dance and Music Centre in The Hague The Hague Netherlands TBC
    * Beethoven Concert Hall Bonn Germany TBC
    * BBK Bank Headquarters, Bilbao Spain TBC

Other work includes the new departmental records building, Pierres vives, for Hérault in Montpellier Zaha Hadid's project was named as the best for the Vilnius Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in 2008. She designed the Innovation Tower for Hong Kong Polytechnic University, scheduled for completion in 2011, and the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion that was displayed in Hong Kong in 2008. She has been commissioned to design new buildings for Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton.


   * Retrospective, Architectural Association, London UK 1983
    * GA Gallery, Tokyo Japan 1985
    * Metropolis, ICA, London UK 1988
    * ‘Deconstructivist Architecture’, MoMA, New York USA 1988
    * ‘The Great Utopia’ Guggenheim Museum, New York USA 1992
    * Blueprint Pavilion, Interbuild 95 Birmingham UK 1995
    * Grand Central Station, New York USA 1995
    * ‘Wishmachine: World Invention’, Kunsthalle, Vienna Austria 1996
    * Paper Art, Leopold-Hosch Museum, Düren Germany 1996
    * ‘Addressing the Century’, Hayward Gallery, London UK 1998
    * ‘Mind Zone’ Millennium Dome, London UK 1999
    * Pet Shop Boys World Tour London UK 1999
    * Venice Architecture Biennale,Venice Italy 2000
    * ‘Zaha Hadid’ ICA, London UK 2000
    * Alles Schmuck Zürich Switzerland 2000
    * Summer Pavilion Serpentine Gallery, London UK 2000
    * ‘Meshworks’ Villa Medici, Rome Italy 2000
    * Metapolis Ballet Charleroi Belgium 2000
    * Boarderline, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels Belgium 2000
    * ‘Zaha Hadid: Opere e Progetti’ Rome Italy 2002
    * ‘City of Towers’ Venice Biennale, Venice Italy 2002
    * ‘Zaha Hadid Laboratory’, Yale, New Haven USA 2002
    * National Building Museum, Washington, DC USA 2002
    * ‘Latent Utopias’ Graz Festival, Graz Austria 2003
    * ‘Zaha Hadid Laboratory’, Artist Space, New York USA 2003
    * ‘Ice Storm’ MAK, Vienna Austria 2003
    * ‘Zaha Hadid Architectektur’ MAK, Vienna Austria 2003
    * Beat Furrer’s Opera ‘Desire’ Graz Austria 2003
    * ‘Snow Show’ Lapland Finland 2004
    * Zaha Hadid Paintings, Somerset House London UK 2004
    * ‘25 Years of Art’ Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin Germany 2005
    * ‘Elastika’ Design.05 Art Basel Miami, Miami USA 2005
    * Silver Paintings, Rove Gallery, London UK 2005
    * ‘Tokyo Blossoms’ Hara Museum, Tokyo Japan 2006
    * ‘Zaha Hadid’ Guggenheim Museum, New York USA 2006
    * ‘All the Best’ Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Singapore 2006
    * Global Edit: Wallpaper, Milan Italy 2006
    * Forest of Towers Rove Gallery, London UK 2006
    * ‘Ideal House’ Cologne Germany 2007
    * ‘Airs de Paris’, Pompidou Centre, Paris France 2007
    * ‘Urban Voids’ Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon Portugal 2007
    * ‘Lilas’ Installation Serpentine Gallery, London UK 2007
    * ‘Urban Nebula’ London Design Festival, London UK 2007
    * ‘Global Cities’ Tate Modern, London UK 2007
    * ‘Zaha Hadid: Architecture & Design’ Design Museum, London UK 2007
    * Designer of the Year Maison & Objet, Paris France 2008
    * ‘Designers of the Year’, Design Museum, London UK 2008
    * ‘Kloris’ Beyond Limits Sculpture Exhibition, Derbyshire UK 2008
    * ‘Wirl’ City Art Square, Hong Kong China 2008
    * Art Cologne: Silver Paintings, Cologne Germany 2008
    * ‘Henry Moore: Ideas for Sculpture’ London UK 2008
    * ‘Aura’, Villa Foscari La Malcontenta 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice Italy 2008
    * ‘Lotus’, Corderie Dell’Arsenale 11th Architecture Biennale Venice Italy 2008
    * ‘Experimentation within a Long Wave of Innovation’ (Biennale) Venice Italy 2008
    * ‘Total Fluidity’ Seoul Design Olympiad, Seoul South Korea 2008
    * ‘Zaha Hadid’ Sonnabend Gallery New York USA 2008
    * ‘Super Contemporary,’ Design Museum, London UK 2009
    * ‘Summer Show’, Royal Academy, London UK 2009
    * ‘RSA Annual Exhibition’, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh UK 2009
    * ‘First Works’, Architecture Association, London UK 2009
    * ‘Zaha Hadid’ Biennale di Architettura, Padua Italy 2009
    * Brit Insurance Designs of the Year: ‘MAXXI’, Design Museum, London UK 2010
    * ‘Let it be Jewellery’, Bahrain National Museum, Manama Bahrain 2010
    * ‘Zaha Hadid: Fluidity & Design’ Muharraq Bahrain 2010
    * ‘Zaha Hadid & Suprematism’ Zürich Switzerland 2010


    * Bitar Furniture London UK 1985
    * Tea & Coffee Set for Sawaya Moroni Milan Italy 1997
    * Z-Scape Furniture for Sawaya Moroni Milan Italy 2002
    * Vortexx Chandelier for Sawaya Moroni Milan Italy 2003
    * Max Protetch Bench New York USA 2003
    * Tea & Coffee Towers for Alessi Milan Italy 2003
    * Crevasse Vase for Alessi Milan Italy 2004
    * Z-Car for Kenny Schachter at ROVE London UK 2005
    * Aqua Table for Established & Sons London UK 2005
    * The Crystal Chairs for Sawaya Moroni Milan Italy 2005
    * Z-Island for Du Pont Corian Milan Italy 2006
    * Flow for Serralunga Milan Italy 2006
    * Icone Bag for Louis Vuitton Paris France 2006
    * Cutlery for WMF Geislingen Germany 2007
    * Swarm Chandelier for Established & Sons London UK 2006
    * Seamless Collection for Established & Sons London UK 2006
    * Bowls for Sawaya Moroni Milan Italy 2007
    * Moon System for B&B Italia Milan Italy 2007
    * Mesa for Vitra Basel Switzerland 2007
    * Crater for David Gill Galleries London UK 2007
    * Belu Bench for Kenny Schachter ROVE London UK 2007
    * Series ZH Door Handles for Valli & Valli Renate Italy 2007
    * Dune Formations for David Gill Galleries Venice Italy 2007
    * Rug for Arzu Chicago USA 2008
    * Zaha Hadid Chandelier for Swarovski Milan Italy 2008
    * Scoop Sofa for Sawaya Moroni & ROVE Milan Italy 2008
    * Cirrus in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Art Cincinnati USA 2008
    * Crevasse Vases for Alessi Milan Italy 2008
    * Z-Stream, Sudeley Castle Winchcombe UK 2008
    * Z-Car II for Kenny Schachter at ROVE London UK 2008
    * Celeste Necklace and Cuff London UK 2008
    * Aura, Villa Foscari La Malcontenta 11th Architecture Biennale Venice Italy 2008
    * Kloris London UK 2008
    * Lotus, Corderie Dell’Arsenale 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice Italy 2008
    * ‘Henry Moore: Ideas for Sculpture’ Table for Hauser & Wirth London UK 2008
    * Seoul Table & Seoul Desk for NY Project, New York USA 2008
    * Melissa Shoes Farroupilha, Brazil 2008
    * Zaha Hadid Footwear for Lacoste London UK 2008
    * Orchis for Kenny Schachter at ROVE New York USA 2008
    * Avilion Triflow Taps London UK 2009
    * Genesy Lamp for Artemide Milan Italy 2009
    * Skein Sleeve Bracelet Damascus Syria 2009
    * Glace Collection for Swarovski London UK 2009
    * Art Borders Wallpaper for Marburg Kirchhain Germany 2010

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