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Zaha Hadid : Architectural Superstar Colin Davies Tuesday 13 November 2018

Dame Zaha Hadid died on March 31st 2016 at the 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 1980’s, through the years of frustration  when her designs were considered unbuildable, to the prolific crop of successful projects built all over the world during the last decade of her life.

Prof of Architectural Theory. Former editor Architects Journal and contributor to magazines worldwide. Books: Thinking About Architecture, Key Houses of the Twentieth Century,The Prefab Home, High Tech Architecture and monographs on work of Foster, Hopkins, Grimshaw.