Zaha Hadid

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Zaha Hadid in front of the model of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku , 2013

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid , DBE ( Arabic زها حديد, DMG Zahā Ḥadīd ) (born  October 31, 1950 in Baghdad ; † March 31, 2016 in Miami , Florida ) was an Iraqi - British architect , architecture professor and designer. In 2004 she was the first woman to receive the most important honor in architecture, the Pritzker Architecture Prize . In 2009 she was awarded the Japanese Praemium Imperiale .

Her architectural style and design is described by architecture critics and herself as fluid   or kinetic (based on movement). Hadid's business partner Patrik Schumacher defines her style as parametric and means an “elegance of ordered complexity and the impression of seamless fluidity” (flowability), which also corresponds to “natural systems”.

life and work

Zaha Hadid's parents Wajiha Sabunji († 1983) and Muhammad Hadid (1907–1999) came from Mosul families who had made great fortunes through trade, industrial investments and real estate. Her father Muhammad Hadid studied at the London School of Economics from 1928 to 1931 , where he also earned a lifelong admiration for the economists Sidney Webb , Hugh Dalton , John Maynard Keynes, and for the social democratic ideas of the Fabian Society . In addition to his business involvement, he became finance minister several times and was co-founder of the Iraqi Democratic Party in 1946 and co-founder and leader of the Progressive Democratic Party in 1960 . Her parents followed a western lifestyle; Zaha Hadid grew up with her two brothers in a house that was influenced by the Bauhaus style.

As a child she redesigned her own children's room, this plan was then carried out by a carpenter as a template for many other children's rooms in Baghdad. In the late 1950s she was also able to observe the construction of the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, which Gio Ponti had built as a replica of the Pirelli skyscraper in Baghdad. She spent her school days in a convent school in Baghdad run by Catholic nuns, later in a Swiss and an English boarding school. At eleven, she knew she wanted to be an architect.


Until 1971 she studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut . From 1972 to 1977 she studied architecture at the Architectural Association School (AA) in London . Under the direction of Alvin Boyarsky, the AA became a center for the counter-movement of a second architectural modernism in the 1970s. Lecturers like Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi stood for a search for new forms beyond classical modernism and neo-historicism. Even then she was considered extraordinarily gifted. Her thesis was a hotel on London's Hungerford Bridge , which she called Malevich's Tectonics , as a tribute to the Russian Suprematist Kazimir Malevich .

In 1977 she accepted the offer to work at Koolhaas' Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and only stayed there for six months. She then taught at the AA for ten years alongside her former lecturers Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis , where she built a circle of supporters among the students. The British capital became her adopted home. There she opened her own architecture office in 1980. The German architect and today's architecture professor Patrik Schumacher (* 1961) became aware of her through her Hong Kong Peak Leisure Club and did an internship in her architecture office in 1983. From 1988 he was her employee and since 2002 a partner (partner).

Projects and objects

She first attracted international attention in 1982/1983 with the design for the leisure and recreation park The Peak Leisure Club on a mountain slope in Hong Kong . For her concept of terraced horizontals that cross diagonally, she won first place over 600 competitors and founded her first office with the prize money of 100,000 US dollars. “This 'horizontal skyscraper' became a victim of political developments, the return of Hong Kong to China.” With this design, she was the only woman to be represented at the influential Deconstructivist Architecture exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1988 and was therefore initially considered to be a theoretical thought leader of deconstructivism . At the same time, she was not committed to this, but rather on the search for a form language of modernity that has yet to be found. For a long time, their projects were too daring for the clients. Many drafts that were not implemented represent a long dry spell. These include projects that have not been built, such as an office building at Kurfürstendamm  70 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, 1st prize 1986 (with a base width of just 2.7 m, the contract was awarded to Helmut Jahn  ) and the Neue Zollhof in Düsseldorf , 1990 (the contract was later awarded to Frank Gehry ).

She was hit hard by the stubborn and persistent rejection of her designs for the Cardiff Opera House in Welsh in the mid-1990s. The competition was re-advertised three times because the building committee did not like the jury's winning design, and each time one of her designs won. It was able to prevail against 268 other architects from all over the world, including well-known names such as Norman Foster , Mario Botta , and Rem Koolhaas . In order to justify the building commission's taste judgment to the jury, the claim was finally circulated that their buildings were "unbuildable". In fact, however, the leading statics experts at Arup's London office checked the models and confirmed them as stable. For the first time, she was confronted with an organized, "bad" newspaper campaign ("tabloid campaign"), which supported the decision of the building commission with many objections and even verbal injuria . Alan Yentob therefore described the events in Cardiff as a "crime". Hadid suggested that this concerted attack set them back by seven or eight years.

Former fire station from Vitra
phæno - the experimental landscape, 2005, a science museum in Wolfsburg

It was not until 1993 that she made the breakthrough and was able to realize her first design: the fire station of the vitra plant in Weil am Rhein . It owed this to the innovative spirit of Rolf Fehlbaum , the managing owner of vitra , who had already engaged a number of respected architects such as Tadao Andō and Frank Gehry to build new production facilities, other company buildings and the Vitra Design Museum . Although she had already started building a comparatively inconspicuous house with a courtyard for the IBA in Berlin-Kreuzberg in 1987 , it was not completed until 1994. At Hadid's fire station, the concrete walls run towards the main entrance at an acute angle, giving the building an extreme dynamic. The fire station is recognized as a “revolutionary” building “icon” in the professional world. Hadid critics, on the other hand, prefer to spread the expressions of displeasure of some firefighters who could not cope with the sloping walls, while suppressing the fact that the building was functioning to full satisfaction. “At the time, it was probably the most exciting fire station in the world and it worked great,” says Fehlbaum. After a few years, the fire station was no longer needed, but not because of the displeasure of individual firefighters, but "because a company fire brigade could only carry out the initial deployment, but could not replace the work of the public fire brigade".

Her largest project in Germany was the phæno in Wolfsburg (construction period 2001–2005), an interactive experience museum of the natural sciences, in which she tried out new possibilities for the dynamic design of space. Hadid considered this design to be their most ambitious building in Germany, as it "appears weightless" despite its complex construction. In her relentless search for new shapes, Hadid was also always interested in using the latest building techniques and materials, such as here with a “self-compacting concrete” (SCC).

Around the mid-2000s, Hadid's designs became more organic and flowing, like the stations of the Hungerburgbahn in Innsbruck (2005–2008) and the buildings in China. These more recent works have been described as "archaic and futuristic" at the same time.

Their architectural models were above all the Russian Suprematists and Constructivists such as Kasimir Malewitsch or El Lissitzky . In contrast, she considered postmodern architecture to be an intellectual catastrophe. According to observers, Hadid's works seemed to follow Malevich's creed: "We can only perceive space if we detach ourselves from the earth, when the point of support disappears." (1928) Hadid's aversion to the primacy of the right angle brought her so to expression:

"The most important thing is the movement, the flow of things, a non-Euclidean geometry in which nothing is repeated: a reorganization of space."

- Zaha Hadid

Since 2011, Zaha Hadid Architects has had an office near the Speicherstadt in Hamburg for several years in addition to the headquarters in Clerkenwell in London . The London architecture firm resides in a former Victorian school and employed around 250 people in 2012.

In 2015 there were around 400 architects working on over 950 projects in 44 countries.


Hadid was also active in the field of design and realized, among other things, furniture designs, interiors, exhibition pavilions, exhibition designs and everyday objects. She said she would like to design more objects, also because the results can be seen more quickly here than in architecture, but she doesn't have the time for that. Among other things, she designed:

  • a stage design for the Pet Shop Boys World Tour 1999/2000
  • a stage design for Beat Furrer's opera Begehren in Graz 2003
  • the ergonomic- dynamic sofa combination Moon System for the Milanese furniture manufacturer B&B Italia in 2007.
  • a plastic shoe in eight colors each for the Brazilian shoe manufacturer Melissa , the shoes were presented in autumn 2008 at the London Fashion Week .
  • the Zephyr sofa combination for the Milanese furniture manufacturer Cassina .
  • a wine bottle for the Austrian winemaker Leo Hillinger , of which only 999 bottles were made, in 2013.
  • the Liquid Glacial Table for David Gill Galleries, London. In 2012/13 she created several transparent tables made of acrylic and plexiglass , the legs of which give the impression of water flowing down.
  • two high-quality wallpaper collections for the Marburg wallpaper factory : Art Borders (2010) and Hommage (2015). Hommage , one of her last works at all, is a variation of organic forms in three-dimensional representation, in digital print and limited to 300 copies per color. This collection, which only develops its spatial effect immediately before, received the Iconic Award from the German Design Council in 2017 .


In the late 1980s, Hadid concentrated on theoretical work as a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design , Harvard University ( Kenzō Tange -Chair), then at the School of Architecture at the University of Chicago ( Sullivan -Chair). Further visiting professorships followed at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg , the Knolton School of Architecture in Ohio and at the Masters Studio at Columbia University in New York . In the semester of 2002 she was an Eero Saarinen Visiting Professorship at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven (Connecticut) . From 2000 until her retirement in 2015, Hadid held a professorship at the Institute for Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna , where she headed the studio hadid, Vienna .

Hadid's grave (center) in Brookwood Cemetery


Zaha Hadid died in the spring of 2016 at the age of 65 in a hospital in Miami (USA) of a heart attack . There she was being treated for bronchitis . Hadid complained life on air travel, as her this flu (regular flu earned). She is buried between her father Muhammad and her brother Foulath in Brookwood Cemetery near London. Her grave is covered by a stone slab at a right angle.

She left behind her brother and niece Rana Hadid, who also works as an architect.

Buildings (selection)

Completed buildings

Rear of the mobile Chanel pavilion in front of the Institut du monde arabe , 2011
Torre Generali , completion 2017

Work show


  • Office building in Berlin , Kurfürstendamm 70, on a building plot of just 2.7 m wide and 16 m long. The design won the competition in 1986, but was rejected by the builders of Euwo Holding KG   . The German Architecture Museum (DAM) in Frankfurt am Main presented only this one design exclusively in a six-month exhibition from 2017 to 2018 in its “Treasures from the Archive” series.
  • Guggenheim Museum in Vilnius 
Afragola train station
  • High-speed train station in Napoli Afragola (1st prize 2003). The opening took place after the completion of the first construction phase in June 2017. A lack of funding continuously delayed the completion of the station, which is to function as a distribution station for the greater Naples area and for national traffic. In the second phase, the station is to be connected to regional railways and the new high-speed line Naples-Bari by 2022.
  • New EuskoTren headquarters in Durango (Spain)
  • New building of the university library in Seville (not built due to resident complaint)
  • Museo Betile, Cagliari , Museum for the prehistoric Sardinian nuragic culture and for contemporary art (1st prize 2006)
  • Lilium Tower, Warsaw with a breathable glass facade
  • Headquarters of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) in Baghdad (Iraq), in planning since 2012.
  • National Stadium , Tokyo, Kasumigaoka (planned completion: 2018, intended as the main stadium for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games). The project was canceled by the Japanese government after years of media campaigns in which Japanese architects were the main protagonists.
  • King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station of the Riyadh Metro in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia, opening planned for 2020.
  • Eleftheria Square, Nicosia , Cyprus

Awards and honors

Exhibitions (selection)

  • Zaha Hadid. Architecture. Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, May 14, 2003 - August 17, 2003.
  • Zaha Hadid. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum , New York City, June 3, 2006 - October 25, 2006.
  • Zaha Hadid and Suprematism. Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, June 13, 2010 - September 25, 2010.
  • Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion. Philadelphia Museum of Art , Philadelphia, September 20, 2011 - March 25, 2012.
  • Zaha Hadid. Palazzo Franchetti , Grand Canal, Venice, May 27, 2016 - November 27, 2016.  
  • Treasures from the archive. 7: Zaha Hadid (1950-2016). German Architecture Museum (DAM), Frankfurt am Main, September 30, 2017 - March 8, 2018.
  • L'Italia di Zaha Hadid. MAXXI , Rome, June 23, 2017 - January 14, 2018.
  • Zaha Hadid Architects: Evolution. Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), The Gallery, February 15, 2018 - April 19, 2018.
  • Eternal Flow: Zaha Hadid Design x Crossover. HOW Design Center (HDC), Shanghai , March 23, 2018 - July 22, 2018.


At her graduation ceremony at the Architectural Association School (AA), Rem Koolhaas described his student Zaha Hadid as a “planet in her own orbit”.

“Zaha Hadid flies in the face of convention and far into the future. Without that element of uncertainty, she says that sensation of traveling into the unknown there would be no progress. Her extraordinary architecture doesn't just stand, it slides, it wishes, it juts, it moves. Her buildings make us feel like in another place, another world even, a Zaha-shaped world. "

“Zaha Hadid flies away from the ordinary and into the future. Without that element of uncertainty, she says that feeling of journey into the unknown, there is no progress. Its extraordinary architecture not only stands, it merges, it glides, it wishes, it protrudes, it moves. Your buildings make us feel as if we are in a different place, in another world even, a world designed by Zaha. "

- Alan Yentob , 2013, introduction to the BBC film portrait Imagine… Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins .

“Zaha's story is absolutely fabulous. She is the greatest woman architect in the world now and probably ever lived. [...] The Hong Kong Peak competition paintings are absolutely, the sort of, you know, eye-opener of all time. A fabulous sense of colors, for instance. Her three-dimensional grasp is almost beyond everyday comprehension. "

“Zaha's story is absolutely amazing. She is the greatest architect in the world today and probably the greatest who has ever lived. [...] The Hong Kong Peak competition images are absolutely the kind of, you know, eye opener of all time. A fairytale feel for colors, for example. Your three-dimensional comprehension is almost beyond ordinary understanding. "

- Piers Gough , 2013.


With the continuing success of Hadid, the number of her critics and the severity of the attacks on her grew, increasingly organized in campaigns after the building awards or inaugurations. Finally, some critics tried to bring their work close to totalitarianism . For example, the architect Michael Murphy described her work ambiguously as “famously extravagant”, as she created some of her projects for clients from “dictator states” such as China and Azerbaijan. The architect Sean Griffiths, one of her most determined opponents (“more outspoken than most”), attacked Hadid's work as an empty vessel and thus as ideal for ideologies of all stripes.

Wolf D. Prix by Coop Himmelb (l) au , who, like many other architects in China and Azerbaijan, is building, took Hadid under protection in 2014: “The discussions about Zaha Hadid's architecture are getting more and more ridiculous. She is famous, has a lot of jobs, and that arouses envy. I don't know of any architect who, faced with the question of whether or not to build a cultural center according to his ideas in Baku, would have resolutely declined this contract for moral reasons. But I know many architects who have never been asked and who are therefore all the more indignant in condemning those who accept orders from so-called dictatorships. But the question is not whether you can build in authoritarian societies, but the question of how you build. ”On the one hand, architects today are burdened with ever greater, even“ pseudo-moral ”obligations, but at the same time their influence on building activity is becoming less and less.

Piazza in front of the MAXXI

A second level of criticism focuses on the aesthetics of Zaha Hadid's work. The art historian Maike Aden, for example, interprets the MAXXI Museum in Rome as "sealing off" from the public and urban life, which she illustrates with several fence photos. The MAXXI thus carries “the unmistakable message of a de-democratization of art”. This “isolation” perceived by her is so great that the museum can no longer be accommodated with a “low-threshold” or “more diversified” museum education and “more public relations”. In fact, the outer fence only serves to protect art objects that are exhibited around the museum and that are located away from the large piazza in front of the entrance. In her thesis on the MAXXI, the art historian Herta Gurtner came to the opposite conclusion, namely that "it was possible [..] to make the area open and inviting for everyone, not just for museum visitors."

In a general way, the art historian Laura Weißmüller judged Zaha Hadid in the Süddeutsche Zeitung that this did not want to be restricted and that it developed an aesthetic language of forms that was so clear “that at some point it covered the function - and the place where the building stood . ”This blanket judgment also contradicts Hadid's understanding of her buildings, which she saw primarily as“ bridges ”intended to connect people with one another.


  • Zaha Hadid and Hélène Binet : Architecture of Zaha Hadid in Photographs of Hélène Binet. Lars Müller Verlag, Baden 2000, ISBN 3-907078-12-8 .
  • Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher: Latent Utopias. Experiments within Contemporary Architecture. Styrian autumn 2002, Springer, Vienna a. a. 2002, ISBN 3-211-83865-1 , exhibition catalog.
  • Zaha Hadid: Zaha Hadid. Complete works 1978–2008. Translated from English by Laila G. Neubert-Mader. DVA, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-421-03746-6 . (256 p., Approx. 600 color illus.)
  • Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher (eds.): Total Fluidity. Studio Zaha Hadid, Projects 2000–2010, University of Applied Arts Vienna . Published by the Institute of Architecture, Studio Zaha Hadid. Springer, Vienna 2011, ISBN 978-3-7091-0486-6 .
  • Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher (eds.): Fluid Totality - Studio Zaha Hadid 2000–2015. Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna / Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2015, ISBN 978-3-0356-0625-6 .



  • Reinhold Messner and Zaha Hadid build a museum. Documentary, Germany, 2015, 44 Min, written and directed. Peter Solfrank, production: Bayerischer Rundfunk , Row: mountain stories , first broadcast: July 26, 2015 at the Bavarian Television , Summary with photo gallery of BR and online video .
  • The Russian Revolutionary: Zaha Hadid on Kazimir Malevich . Documentary, Great Britain, 2014, 29:30 min., Written and directed by Martina Hall, production: BBC Scotland , series: Secret Knowledge , first broadcast: September 9, 2014 on BBC Four , synopsis with excerpts from BBC Four.
  • Imagine… Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins. Documentary, UK, 2013, 71 min., Director: Roger Parsons, Lindsey Hanlon, host: Alan Yentob, production: BBC One , series: Imagine, first broadcast: July 30, 2013 on BBC, synopsis with video from BBC .
  • Zaha Hadid: The long, unbuilt one. Conversation with video recordings, France, Germany, 2012, 43 min., Moderation: Anja Höfer , production: arte France, editing: Square , first broadcast: 25 October 2012 on arte, interview and video excerpts on the occasion of the inauguration of their Pierre building Vives , a media library in the suburbs of Montpellier .
  • Zaha Hadid on song: China's Guangzhou Opera House. Report and discussion, UK, 2011, 4:08 min., Written and directed by Jonathan Glancey and Dan Chung, produced by The Guardian , published March 1, 2011, online video.
  • Lioness among wolves - the architect Zaha Hadid. Documentary, Germany, 2009, 44 min., Script and director: Horst Brandenburg, production: BRB Filmproduktion, WDR , first broadcast: November 30, 2010, synopsis by ARD , with Hélène Binet , Thomas Krens and Patrik Schumacher , among others .
  • Diva with fantastic spatial visions. How the star architect Zaha Hadid defeated gravity. TV report, Germany, 2009, 4:52 min., Director: Horst Brandenburg, production: WDR, first broadcast: ARD, August 2, 2009, editing: ttt - titel, thesen, temperamente , film text ( memento from September 7, 2009 in the Internet Archive ).
  • Zaha Hadid and Guangzhou Opera House. TV documentary, PR China, 2008, 26 min., Production: CCTV , first broadcast: December 27, 2008, film page with online videos ( 1st part and 2nd part à 13 min., English)
  • Through the night with ... Zaha Hadid and Michael Schindhelm . Documentation, United Arab Emirates, 2007, 52 min., Director: Cordula Kablitz-Post , production: ZDF , first broadcast: January 17, 2008, summary by arte, ( memento from April 18, 2013 in the web archive ).
  • A day with Zaha Hadid. Documentation, 2004, 52 min., Director: Michael Blackwood, production: Michael Blackwood Productions, synopsis with film excerpt by M. Blackwood.
    Hadid speaks about her buildings and projects on the occasion of a retrospective of works at the Museum of Applied Arts (Vienna) in summer 2003.

Web links


Commons : Zaha Hadid  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Her Majesty's Birthday Honors List. In: The London Gazette , June 16, 2012, (PDF; 51 kB); see. Deceased Estates , ibid., 2017.
  2. a b Architect Dame Zaha Hadid dies after heart attack. That bank of the Danube Canal to: BBC News , March 31, 2016, (English).
  3. ^ Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher (eds.): Total Fluidity. Studio Zaha Hadid, Projects 2000–2010, University of Applied Arts Vienna . Published by the Institute of Architecture, Studio Zaha Hadid. Springer, Vienna 2011, ISBN 978-3-7091-0486-6 , blurb.
  4. ^ Diane Solway: Urban Warriors, High-Tech Metropolis. In: The New York Times , July 22, 2007.
  5. Patrik Schumacher : Parametrismus - Der neue International Style / Parametricism - A New Global Style for Architecture and Urban Design. In: AD Architectural Design - Digital Cities , Vol. 79, No. 4, July / August 2009, (German).
  6. ^ Alan Rush: Obituary: Muhammad Hadid. In: The Independent , August 6, 1999.
  7. Iraq's major political groupings: National Democratic Party (al-Hizb al-Watani al-Dimuqrati. ) ( Memento from April 16, 2013 in the web archive ) in: , September 9, 2004.
  8. Nicolai Ouroussoff: Zaha Hadid: A Diva for the Digital Age. In: New York Times , June 2, 2006.
  9. ↑ subheads : Zaha Hadid. In: City of Vienna , March 25, 2004.
  10. Jonathan Glancey: 'I don't do nice' In: The Guardian , October 9, 2006, (English).
  11. Susanne Beyer, Ulrike Knöfel: Triumph of the dominatrix . In: Der Spiegel . No. 21 , 2004, p. 168-170 ( Online - May 17, 2004 ).
  12. a b In the documentary: Imagine… Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins. In: BBC , with video , first broadcast: July 30, 2013, 71 min., Moderation: Alan Yentob.
  13. a b c Zaha Hadid. ( Memento of June 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) In: British Council , 2005.
  14. Geraldine Bedell: Space is her place. In: The Observer , February 2, 2003.
  15. Zaha Hadid. Biography. ( Memento from January 23, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) In: , 2004.
  16. ^ Page by Patrik Schumacher and university page in: University of Applied Arts Vienna .
  17. a b c d e N.N. : Lightning bolts made of concrete. In: Die Zeit , February 25, 1999, No. 9.
  18. Pictures: Office building at Kurfürstendamm 70 in Berlin, 1986 and picture 2 . In: ArchDaily , June 14, 2017, article.
  19. a b Construction data and pictures: Office building Kurfürstendamm Ku70. Building construction. In: schä , 2014.
  20. a b c d e Imagine… Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins. In: BBC , with video , July 30, 2013.
  21. a b c d Geraldine Bedell: Space is her place. In: The Observer , February 2, 2003.
  22. a b Residential house Stresemannstrasse 109, 1987–1994. In: arch INFORM ; Retrieved January 2, 2010.
  23. a b Jochen Fillisch: Revolutionary fire station: 20 years of the Vitra Firestation. In: Badische Zeitung , June 10, 2013.
  24. NN : Concrete icon. The first Hadid building turns 20. In: , 2013, No. 3.
  25. a b Laura Weißmüller: Building houses that can fly. Zaha Hadid was the first woman to make it into the ranks of star architects. At the age of 65, she has now died unexpectedly. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung , No. 75, April 1, 2016, p. 12.
  26. ^ NN : lightning bolts made of concrete. In: Die Zeit , February 25, 1999, No. 9: "Toilet doors made of frosted glass and without a bolt, no partition walls between showers and cloakroom, so much transparency and openness frightened the fire protection people far more than any conflagration."
  27. ^ Fire station • Zaha Hadid, 1993. In: , accessed on May 3, 2018.
  28. Eva Karcher: About corners. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung , May 17, 2010, interview.
  29. ^ Horst Brandenburg: Lioness among wolves - The architect Zaha Hadid. In: ARD , November 30, 2010.
  30. Zaha Hadid quoted in: Exhibition review Zaha Hadid. Architecture. May 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003 . In: Museum of Applied Arts (Vienna) (MAK).
  31. Katja Engler: Extravaganza for the port. In: WamS , December 11, 2011.
  32. ^ John Preston: Zaha Hadid's fantastic future. In: Daily Telegraph , January 1, 2012.
  33. input side of Zaha Hadid Architects , accessed on April 17, 2015.
  34. Marcus Fairs: Interview with Zaha Hadid at Dezeen Studio. In: , April 30, 2012, with photo overlays , 5:28 min., (English)
  35. Photo: Stage design for the Pet Shop Boys World Tour 1999/2000
  36. ^ Moon System. In: .
  37. Leeji Choi: zaha hadid designs a plastic shoe for melissa. In: , October 10, 2008.
  38. ^ Zephyr Sofa by Zaha Hadid for Cassina Contract. In: , April 18, 2013.
  39. Nina Azzarello: Wine bottle for Leo Hillinger. In: , October 14, 2013, (English).
  40. ^ Artists - Zaha Hadid. ( Memento from March 19, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) In: David Gill Galleries , June 14, 2014.
  41. ^ Danny Hudson: liquid glacial table by zaha hadid. In: , January 16, 2013.
  42. Anita Hackethal: zaha hadid: art borders wallpaper for marburg. In: designboom , November 11, 2010, with photo gallery, (English).
  43. a b c Pictures: Zaha Hadid Hommage. In: , accessed October 1, 2018.
  44. Excellent "homage". Iconic Award for Zaha Hadid Collection. In: , October 2, 2017.
       Hommage was awarded. In: , accessed on October 3, 2018.
  45. ^ Michael Hausenblas: Zaha Hadid and Stefan Sagmeister in Vienna. In: Der Standard , June 17, 2015.
  46. ^ University website : Hadid, Zaha. ( Memento from June 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) In: University of Applied Arts Vienna.
  47. studio hadid, vienna. ( Memento from September 5, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), with many detailed illustrations.
  48. Anna Almendrala: Zaha Hadid's Death Offers A Surprising Lesson On Heart Attack Risk. Seemingly unrelated conditions like bronchitis can trigger sudden heart attack. In: Huffington Post , April 6, 2016.
  49. ^ A b Amanda Mitchison: A warped perspective. In: Daily Telegraph , August 16, 2005.
  50. a b Obituary: Zaha Hadid remembered by Rana Hadid. In: The Observer , December 11, 2016.
  51. Photos: Zaha Hadid and Will Alsop on Stresemannstrasse. In: architecture in , 2008
  52. Hadid distanced himself from the subsequent changes to her project: Economic crisis secures WU new building. In: Wiener Zeitung , December 17, 2008.
  53. Information on the bridge pavilion ( Memento from April 6, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) (English) and a panorama picture
  54. Michael Stacey: Tectonics / polymers. Hadid's Chanel Pavilion proving to be a classic in plastic. ( Memento from July 12, 2015 in the web archive ) In: , July 2009.
  55. ↑ Picture series from the Guangzhou Opera House. In: , 2010 and inside .
  56. ^ Marion Löhndorf: Everything flows. The Riverside Museum of Transport in Glasgow by architect Zaha Hadid. In: NZZ , September 13, 2011.
  57. ^ Galaxy Soho / Zaha Hadid Architects. In: , October 29, 2012.
  58. Jordan Mejias: A building as accurate as a projectile. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , November 20, 2012.
  59. Press release: Fraunhofer ISC: Exciting architecture and state-of-the-art technology in Technikum III. In: , May 9, 2013.
  60. ^ Official website of the Heydar Aliyev Center
  61. Kim Hoo-ran: Embracing the alien spaceship. Dongdaemun Design Plaza attracts crowds. In: The Korea Herald , March 21, 2014; see also pictures: Facilities. In: Dongdaemun Design Plaza - Official Site, accessed December 11, 2018.
  62. Verena Litz: Nuremberg Exhibition Center: New Hall 3A sets standards. In: Nürnberger Nachrichten , January 15, 2014, accessed on April 25, 2018.
  63. MMM Corones - The traditional alpinism: permanent exhibition. In: , accessed May 3, 2018.
  64. Peter Prantner: "The climber's sixth stroke". In: , July 23, 2015, with many illustrations.
  65. Olaf Bartels: Leading role for the Port of Hamburg. In: Garten + Landschaft (G + L), April 4, 2016, accessed on May 3, 2018.
  66. Hamburg River Promenade. In: Zaha Hadid Architects , accessed May 3, 2018.
  67. lo Storto - Torre Zaha Hadid. In: , October 16, 2017, accessed on May 3, 2018, with a large photo series, (it.) And picture gallery of the entire structure on 55 pages in: .
  68. ^ Argos - building portal of the Wegraz company.
  69. Hans Andrej: Commodity wound is now finally closed. ( Memento of May 4, 2018 in the Internet Archive ). In: Kleine Zeitung , March 1, 2014.
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