Zaha Hadid dies at 65

Often credited as being a pioneer for women architects for her work in a male-dominated field, Hadid had designs commissioned around the world from London to Hong Kong to Cincinnati.

March 31, 2016 |

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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.

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