Architecture appreciation: Zaha Hadid
On this last day of Women’s History Month, we want to acknowledge the groundbreaking work of architect Zaha Hadid. She is often cited as the world’s top female architect. During her life and even posthumously her work achieved an extensive list of accolades, including the Pritzker Prize (the first woman to receive it), the Stirling Prize, the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture, and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Personally, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire, ranked on Forbes’ list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”, and was named by Time as an influential thinker in a TIME 100 issue. She’s been cited as “The Queen of Curves” for the organic form so much of her work takes. Jing visited China in 2019 and had the opportunity to visit the Hadid-designed Morpheus hotel. It is located in the $2.4 billion City of Dreams mega-resort and casino complex in Macau. Hadid died on this day in 2016. Her work will forever be an inspiration for us.