Zaha Hadid (1950 - 2016)

Designer Zaha Hadid is an Iraqis-English architect, internationally acclaimed for her expressive buildings

Designer Zaha Hadid

Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in February, 2016, the month preceding her death, she became the first woman to be individually awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Iraqis-English architect, painter and installation artist Zaha Hadid has during the 1990s become internationally acclaimed for her expressive buildings. Her architecture is often described as de-constructivist. But it seems much more appropriate to regard her work as inspired by early modernism, especially Russian constructivism.

Her studio in London has by now undertaken tasks all over the world. However, it all seems to have started with the Vitra Building in Weil am Rein in 1993. The buildings steel shapes move in and out of each other, open and closed sections replace each other, creating a building which defies any ism or label.

PP møbler has cooperated with Zara Hadid on two benches, drawn specifically for the extension to Ordrupgård samlingen.



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