Dame Zaha Hadid died last week at the age of 65 of a heart attack in a Miami hospital where she was being treated for bronchitis. Ms. Hadid was born in Baghdad and went on to study mathematics at the American University of Beirut before emigrating to London where she was involved with the Architectural Association and later set up her own company, respectively, after her moniker in 1979, Zaha Hadid Architects.
The daughter, of Iraq, many have considered her, reached the heights of success in the field of world architecture having received such awards as the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) gold medal.
Well known designs include Guangzhou Opera House, ROCA London Gallery, Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku.
Hadid was contracted to design the new parliament building in Iraq and the Central Bank Headquarters.