As Zaha Hadid died on Thursday, the world has lost a visionary in the field of architecture and design. She was 65 when she died of a heart attack in a hospital in the United States.
Her company Zaha Hadid Architects confirmed the news by saying “It’s with great sadness that she died suddenly in Miami, Florida, in the early morning of Thursday. She had bronchitis earlier this week and then had a severe heart attack while she was under treatment in the hospital.”
The President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Jane Duncan, said that “Dame Zaha Hadid was an inspirational woman and a kind of architect that one could only dream of being. She was not only a female architect, she was a visionary and she was highly experimental. She leaves behind her work from buildings to cars, furniture to footwear, that delight people around the globe.”
Here are some of the greatest and most unique creations of ‘The Queen of Curve’ that will remain incomparable throughout the history:
The MAXXI or The National Museum of 21st Century Arts is the first Italian public museum that was solely dedicated to contemporary arts and architecture, which is located in Rome. MAXXI not only exhibits art, but it is a place where design, cinema, fashion, and art and architecture meet.
MAXXI integrates itself with its surrounds, re-interpretation urban grids to create its own geometric complexity. MAXXI Art and MAXXI Architecture – two museums with this one space – flank a large high-reaching lobby, from which access to all galleries, auditoria, cafeteria, shops, and services are provided.
Guangzhou Opera House
The Guangzhou Opera House is a construction that rises and falls at the foot of Zhujiang Boulevard, making Guangzhou as one of Asia’s cultural centres.
An approach promenade is cut into the landscape – an internal street beginning at the proposed museum site at the opposite side of the central boulevard and leading to the Opera House. To one side of this promenade, a café, a bar, a restaurant and some retail facilities are constructed.
Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion
The Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion is first of its kind infrastructure that combines the engineering infrastructure and architectural elements.
The Bridge Pavilion covers a surface area of over 6,500 metres and is 280 metres high. It is located near the River Ebro and is the only inhabited bridge in Spain.
‘The Queen of Curve’ has built many mid-rise buildings, but very few towers, including the 1000 Museum.
It is a 66-storey tower, with 83-unit, and is super luxurious. It is located at Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, United States. This tower represents a line of research in high-rise construction, which explores a fluid architectural expression consistent with engineering for the entire height of the structure.