Earlier this year, the world mourned the passing of renowned British architect Zaha Hadid. Zaha is known for being one of the most prominent contemporary architects in the late 20th century, and her illustrious career is reflected in the impressive buildings that she has designed all over the world. Below are some of Zaha’s most iconic works:
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London Aquatics Centre: This incredible indoor swimming facility was originally built for the 2012 Olympic Games. The structure boasts of fluid geometrical design inspired by waves and water in motion. It houses two 50-metre pools and has a seating capacity of 2,500. The London Aquatics Centre is located at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center: This 619,000-square-foot complex features Zaha’s signature continuous and fluid geometrical design. Located in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, the $250 million cultural center won the London Design Museum Award in 2014.
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Guangzhou Opera House: Located in Guangzhou, China, this intricately designed opera house is a state-of-the-art monument that perfectly blends with its riverside setting. The exterior has a flowing glass, steel, and concrete structure that creates a striking contrast to the urban streets. The opera house also boasts of urban functionalities such as skylight features and ingenious acoustic design.
These are just a few of Zaha’sremarkably designed buildings. Truly, she is an exceptional woman with extraordinary talent, and her creative vision will certainly live on.