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Zaha Hadid, like Jean Nouvel, is an architect with whom we started working in the 1980s, but with whom we had not yet developed items for mass production. Having graduated from the Architectural Association in London, she launched on her professional career in 1979. She has taught in many European and American universities and is currently a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and a Visiting Professor in Yale. Zaha Hadid is also known as a painter and designer. Her works have been on show in various exhibitions in the US, Japan, England and Germany.
Zaha Hadid (Bagdad 1950) studied at the Architectural Association in London, where she qualified in 1977. She joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, with Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, returned to lecture at the Architectural Association and then in other universities in Europe and the United States. She was teacher at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and is Visiting Professor at Yale University. She began her professional career in 1979. In 1993 she was responsible for the Vitra Fire Station at Weil am Rhein, Germany, and a residential building for the iba in Berlin. Her major completed projects include the lf one pavilion at Weil am Rhein (1993-99); the Mind Zone at Millennium Dome in London (1997-99); a tram station and car park in Strasbourg (2001) and a ski jump in Innsbruck (2002). Her more recent projects include: the Contemporary Arts Centers in Rome and Cincinnati; a Science Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany; a ferry terminal at Salerno, Italy; a public square and multiplex cinema in Barcelona; the bmw Works in Leipzig; the extension to the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenaghen and a bridge in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Zaha Hadid is also well known as a painter and designer: her work has been shown in various exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Britain and Germany. Zaha Hadid died in 2016.