October 2018

Zaha Hadid - Architectural Superstar

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:00
Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Chester Zoo
Upton by Chester Chester CH2 1EU

The career of Zaha Hadid from her visionary projects of the 1980s to the prolific success of the last decade of her life

Dame Zaha Hadid died on 31. March 2016 at age of 65. Architectural historians of the future will surely recognise her as one of the most important architects of the early 21st century. She was born in Iraq and her reputation was global, but she made Britain her home. This lecture tells the story of her career from the visionary projects of the 1980s, through the years of frustration when her designs were considered unbuildable, to the prolific crop of successful projects built all over the world in the last decade of her life.


Professor Colin Davies

Prof of Architectural Theory. Former editor Architects Journal and contrib to mags worldwide. Books: Thinking About Architecture, Key Houses of the Twentieth Century,The Prefab Home, High Tech Architecture and monographs on work of Foster, Hopkins, Grimshaw.