Zaha Hadid, the first female recipient of the Pritzker Prize, died of a heart attack at a Miami hospital where she was being treated for bronchitis on Thursday.
The Iraqi-born Hadid, who was known for the curvy, futuristic, and elongated nature of her structures, has been the recipient of numerous architecture awards including the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Gold Medal in recognition of her work, the RIBA Stirling Prize, which she won twice, and the aforementioned Pritzker Prize.
Some of Hadid’s most well known projects include the Maxxi Museum in Rome, Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, and the London Aquatics Centre. Her architecture spans the globe and has been referred to as “visionary,” “experimental,” and “groundbreaking.”
Many people took to Twitter to mourn and remember the late architect and her achievements.
So sad to hear of death of Zaha Hadid, she was an inspiration and her legacy lives on in wonderful buildings in Stratford & around the world
— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 31, 2016
In memory of renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. pic.twitter.com/TjzHHPNdnV
— HKS Architects (@HKSArchitects) March 31, 2016
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) March 31, 2016
— CityLab (@CityLab) March 31, 2016
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) March 31, 2016
Remembering Zaha Hadid through her greatest works: https://t.co/ba8lFCfJXn
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) March 31, 2016
— Architectural Digest (@ArchDigest) March 31, 2016
Zaha Hadid has left an indelible legacy. SOM offers heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. https://t.co/oxJLduKLxk
— SOM (@SOM_Design) March 31, 2016
Zaha Hadid has sadly died. She recently wrote a postcard to her younger self for BBC Arts with these words of wisdom pic.twitter.com/luM9YQAp9j
— BBC Arts (@bbcarts) March 31, 2016