This year, on the last day of March, the world lost a brave and brilliant mind; a creative genius. Fortunately, Zaha Hadid will live forever through her creations, as she literally changed the world in some regards, especially for all the women architects out there (she was an amazing role model in many ways, and the best proof for this is the gold medal from RIBA or the Pritzker prize, both of which had never been offered to a woman before her).
It’s not by chance that we choose to start with her latest design – an apartment building in New York City, in perfect contrast with the straight and rigid lines of the area, but quite appropriate for her unique style, with gentle curves inspired by nature. In fact, Zaha Hadid was known as the “queen of the curves” and it is easy to understand why even at a quick glance over her portfolio (that often remind us more of sculptures than actual buildings). This particular apartment building is set to be finalized until 2017 and we have little doubt that it won’t dominate over the whole area.
Going back in time, rewinding through tens of her designs acclaimed all over the world, we’ll stop in 1994, at her first remarkable building – The Vitra Fire Station in Germany. Then we’ll look at 2003 and her Rosenthal Center in Ohio, a design quite different from the style that made her famous, as this particular structure is a jewel of straight and harsh lines. Two years later she surprised the world again with the extension of the Ordrupgaard Museum in Denmark, a piece in perfect harmony with its surrounding landscape. In 2007 she amazed the world once again with the Cable Railway Station in Innsbruck, showing that even a railway station can become a true work of art. In 2008 she began her collaboration with the fashion industry, designing the Contemporary Art Container for Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel; this same year also brought to life the first bridge of Zaha Hadid, in Spain.
And after these there were many more, even more stunning, but we’re inviting you to look at them closely, just like the architect wanted to show them to the world, on her very own website.