British-Iraqi ‘star’-chitect Zaha Hadid has passed away, aged 66, from a heart attack. 

The first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize and Britain’s Royal Gold Medal earned herself the title ‘Queen of the Curve’ for her love of organic curvatures in her designs that constantly challenged architectural geometry. 

This resulted in buildings that flowed with fluidity despite their startling form and seemed to come alive by the surfaces.

She has left a mark in as many places across the globe as much as her architecture designs have drawn awe. Here are some of her most breathtaking ones.


Vitra Fire Station,Weil am Rhein, Germany, which is Hadid's first international design that shot her to fame


London Olympics Aquatic Centre, London, United Kingdom


 Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan


Messner Mountain Museum Corones, South Tyrol, Italy


Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Central Bank of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq


 Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck, Austria


1000 Museum, Miami, USA


Capital Hill Residence, Moscow, Russia


City of Dreams Hotel Tower, Cotai, Macau


Dongdaemun Design Centre, Seoul, South Korea


Beethoven Concert Hall, Bonn, Germany


Al Wakrah Stadium, Qatar

To see more of her work, log on to the official website here.

(Photos: Zaha Hadid Architects)

Aside from architecture, Zaha Hadid also lent her artistic touch to other areas of design, as seen with this Serpenti installation she did for Bulgari. 

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