Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid died on March 31, 2016
Zaha Hadid's achievements
The story of Zaha Hadid
Born in Baghdad in 1950, Hadid's family was affluent, and tied to political organizations. Hadid studied mathematics in Beirut before moving to London to study architecture. She taught in a number of universities in Europe and the US, and worked with former professors, and opened her own architectural firm in 1980.
She became a naturalized British citizen, and was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and the Royal Gold Medal. She also received the prestigious Stirling Prize, and was made Dame by Queen Elizabeth II.