Federation Member
Zaha Hadid Architects
INTRODUCTION

Zaha Hadid, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize(considered the Nobel Prize of architecture)in 2004 and is internationally known for her built, theoretical and academic work.Each of her projects builds on over thirty years of exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism,architecture and design,and she is also the founder of Zaha Hadid Architects.

Zaha Hadid’s outstanding contribution to the architectural profession continues to be acknowledged by the world’s most respected institutions including the Forbes List of the ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ and the Japan Art Association presenting her with the ‘Praemium Imperiale’. In 2010 and 2011, her designs were awarded the Stirling Prize, one of architecture’s highest accolades, by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Other awards include UNESCO naming Hadid as an ‘Artist for Peace’, the Republic of France honouring Hadid with the ‘Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ and TIME magazine included her in their list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’. In 2012, Zaha Hadid was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II; and in September 2015, the Royal Institute of British Architects announced Zaha Hadid as the recipient of the 2016 Royal Gold Medal.