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Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Her work experiments with new spatial concepts, intensifying existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design, ranging from urban scale to products, interiors, and furniture. While she is best known for her seminal built works—the Strasbourg Tram Station; the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati; and in Germany the Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, the BMW Central Building in Leipzig, and the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg—her central concerns involve a simultaneous engagement in practice, teaching, and research. She was the 2004 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Stories by Zaha Hadid published in Zoetrope: All-Story:
  Notes on Design, Vol. 9, No. 2