World-famous architect Zaha Hadid dies, age 65

It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning.

She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital.Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today.Born in Baghdad in 1950, she studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before starting her architectural journey in 1972 at the Architectural Association in London.

By 1979 she had established her own practice in London – Zaha Hadid Architects – garnering a reputation across the world for her ground-breaking theoretical works including The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin (1986) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994).

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Date: 1 April 2016

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