Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid
Internationally renowned British Architect, 2, DBE has died today, 31st March at the age of 65. She passed on after a short battle with bronchitis, which resulted in a heart attack.
The British-Iraqi Architect was the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, (2004). Among her numerous achievements was coping the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011 as well as designing the London Olympic Aquatic Centre. She became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2012.
Confirming news of her death, her company in a statement said: “It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid 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.”
Nigerian luxury real estate firm Sujimoto, also commiserated with the family of the late architect saying she was one of the best architects in the world. “The world will never forget your creativity and bravery”, it wrote on its Instagram page.
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