2 Biography 1950 Born in Baghdad, Iraq. 1972 Enrols at the Architectural Association, London, after taking a degree in mathematics at the American University of Beirut.1977 Graduates from the Architectural Association and is awarded the Diploma Prize by Rem Koolhaas.1980 Starts eight years of teaching at the Architectural Association, London
3 biography 1982 Wins the competition to build The Peak. 1993 Completes her first built work, the Vitra Fire Station at Weil am Rhein in Germany.2001 Opening of a tram station designed by Hadid at Strasbourg in France.2002 Hadid’s design of a ski jump at Innsbruck in Austria is completed.
4 PhilosophyArchitecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space... On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure.” Her style is often described as Deconstructivist, seen especially in the stacked layers comprising the building
5 Zaha Hadid is a London-based Architectural Designer, whose work encompasses all fields of design, ranging from:urban scale through to products.interiors and furniture
6 Her projects: Recent built projects include: LF one, WEIL AM RHEIN : The project is designed to serve as an event and exhibition space for the garden festival in Weil am Rhein 1999.
7 : LF one, WEIL AM RHEINThe suggested structure does not sit in the landscape as an isolated object, but emerges from the fluid geometry of the surrounding network of paths.Three of those paths entangle to make the building. Four parallel, partly interwoven spaces are caught in this bundle of paths. One path snuggles up to the south side of the building, another, gently sloping, rises over its back, whereas the third path cuts diagonally through the interior.
8 LF one, WEIL AM RHEINThe main spaces, exhibition hall and cafe, stretch along those routes and allow for plenty of sun light and views from the exterior. Secondary rooms 'disappear' within the 'root' of the building.
9 Current work ROSENTHAL CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, CINCINNATI Founded in 1939, The Contemporary Arts Centre is one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to the contemporary visual arts.
10 CONTEMPORARY ART, CINCINNATI The new CAC building will provide spaces for temporary exhibitions, site-specific installations, and performances, but not for a permanent collection. Other program elements include an education facility, offices, art preparation areas, museum store, café, and public spaces.
11 CONTEMPORARY ART, CINCINNATI The urban carpetHadid has explained that her vision was non-elitist. Thus, she wanted the lobby area of the museum to serve as a kind of public square. Visually, this point is made through the "urban carpet": the sidewalk is pulled into the building and rises to become the back wall--providing a continuity between the outside and the inside.
14 CONTEMPORARY ART, CINCINNATI Exhibition spaces vary in size and shape, to accommodate the great range of scales and materials in contemporary art.Views into the galleries from the circulation system are unpredictable, as the stair-ramp zigzags upward through a narrow slit at the back of the building. Together, these varying galleries interlock like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, made up of solids and voids.
15 FACADESThe building's corner situation led to the development of two different, but complementary, facades. The south facade, along Sixth Street, forms an undulating, translucent skin, through which passers-by see into the life of the Centre.
16 EAST FACADEThe east facade, along Walnut, is expressed as a sculptural relief. It provides an imprint, in negative, of the gallery interior.
17 CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTRE, ROME The Contemporary Art and Architecture Centre for Rome is the first national museum for contemporary art in Italy.
18 CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTRE, ROME The concept for the project is based on the idea of 'irrigating' the large urban field with linear display surfaces, weaving a dense texture of interior and exterior spaces.
19 CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTRE, ROME the project becomes a 'second skin' for the area, while respecting its boundaries with rigour.it acts as a tie between the geometrical elements already present to be built on the site of old army barracks between the river tiber and via guido reni,
20 CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTRE, ROME the centre is made up of spaces that flow freely and unexpectedly between interior and exterior, where walls twist to become floors or ceilings.the building absorbs the landscape structures, dynamizes them and gives them back to the urban environment. hadid's architecture can thus be understood as an intensification of the surrounding space.
24 SKI JUMP, INNSBRUCKThe building is a hybrid of highly specialized sports facilities and public spaces like a café and a viewing terrace. These different programs are combined into a single new shape, which extends the topography of the slope into the sky.At a length of about 90m and a height of almost 50m the building is a combination of a tower and a bridge. Structurally it is divided into the vertical concrete tower and a spatial steel structure, which integrates the ramp and the café.