The career of Zaha Hadid from her visionary projects of the 1980s to prolific success
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.
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
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, A New History of Modern Architecture (published by Laurence King) and monographs on work of Foster, Hopkins, Grimshaw.