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Superstar Architect Zaha Hadid Is Dead at 65

Zahad Hadid in her London office in 1985.Zahad Hadid in her London office in 1985. CHRISTOPHER PILLITZ/GETTY IMAGES

ZAHA HADID, ONE of architecture’s biggest stars, has passed away at age 65. According to the website of the Iraqi-born, London-based designer, she suffered a heart attack in a Miami hospital while being treated for bronchitis.

Hadid, who is largely regarded as the most influential female architect in history, made her mark on the world with extravagant buildings that embraced organic curves, fluid lines, and often hefty price tags. Though her career wasn’t without controversy, Hadid’s legacy will be her finished buildings, which were often imbued with an expressive sense of motion. Her most well-known work includes Azerbaijani’s flowing white Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, London’s Olympic Aquatics Center, and her early work on the Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Reactions to Hadid’s death ranged from pure shock to celebration of her formative role in modern architecture….

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Posted on April 2, 2016 by Editor

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