Last March 31st another great artist left us.

Zaha Mohammad Hadid, born in Iraq and grew up surrounded by liberalism and art she was certainly part of the lucky side of the world. She studied in England and she started working in Netherlands where she was encouraged to pursue her dreams and creativity.  A student and a teacher, polyhedral designer she cooperated with many different brands all over the world, from Lacoste to B&B Italia, nominated Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 2012 and winner of the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. She was the first woman to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in her own right and the first woman and muslim to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004.

Zaha Hadid was first of all a visionaire. One of the best architect of the last century, with a great personality, she played with fluid shapes, multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to give form to life’s chaos with an unforgettable neo-futuristic style.

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Her projects and buildings are nothing less than works of art which we luckily can enjoy just travelling.

We want to remember her for her extraordinary contribute to the beauty of this world but also for her being a symbol of what a strong, creative woman’s mind can accomplish, no matter what the world thinks about her.

Of course she was born wealthy and she probably didn’t have to struggle too much to express herself but she was a muslim woman who made the western world dreaming with concrete giants for more then 1001 arabian nights.

 

Linda

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