Zaha Hadid’s The Peak Project, Hong Kong, China (1991)

In response to last week’s executive order denying citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations entry to the United States, we have installed works by artists from some of those countries throughout our collection galleries. One of these works is Zaha Hadid’s The Peak Project, Hong Kong, China (1991), adjacent to Henri Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy (1897). Hadid (British, born Iraq. 1950–2016) became the first woman, and first Iraqi, to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. See this work up close

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was an Iraqi-born British architect, who received great notoriety and many important prizes throughout her career. Some of her most notable designs include the Broad Art Museum in Michigan or the Guangzhou Opera House in China.

She was born in Baghdad, but studied and worked in England, Switzerland, Lebanon, and The Netherlands. She went on to become a Harvard professor, and also taught at other universities in the United States, Germany, and Austria. She designed numerous buildings all around the world in a neo-futuristic style, and achieved a reputation as the world’s top female architect.


A Tribute To Zaha Hadid 

One of the world’s most legendary architects, Zaha Hadid, has passed away today. Her influence on aspiring architects and the architecture discipline is unparalleled. Here’s a small tribute to her work, you can view more of her projects that were featured on designismymuse: here.  

The world lost a visionary today.  

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