Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid passed away this morning at age 65, after a truly groundbreaking career. Hadid was the first woman architect to win the field's highest award, the Pritzker Prize in 2004, and in 2015, she became the first woman architect to be receive the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal. Beyond all of these honors, Hadid's legacy will moreover live on in her bold, eye-popping works.
From Hadid's very first gig, the striking concrete Vitra fire Station completed in 1993, to the gorgeously curvaceous Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre completed in 2012—plus some impressive stations and bridges in between—Hadid's designs dared us to imagine and then see that a sensationally otherworldly architecture can take hold in our world. Here's a closer look at some of her greatest works.
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