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Zaha Hadid: Architectural Superstar Colin Davies Thursday 13 December 2018

Dame Zaha Hadid died March 31st 2016 at age 65.  Architectural historians of the future will surely recognise her as one of the most important Architects of the early 21st century.  Born in Iraq, with a global reputation she made Britain her home.  This lecture tells the story of her career from the visionary projects of the 1980s, through years of frustration when her designs were considered unbuildable to the prolific crop of successful projects built all over the world in the last decade of her life.


Colin Davies is Prof of Architectural Theory.  Former editor Architects Journal and contributor to magazines worldwide. 


Thinking About Architecture,

Key Houses of the Twentieth Century,

The Prefab Home,

High Tech Architecture and monographs on the work of Foster, Hopkins, Grimshaw