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The Great Zaha Hadid

31 May 2017

As Google pays tribute to the great that is Dame Zaha Hadid, here are 5 facts you probably didn’t know about the Iraqi-British architect:

  1. Zaha Hadid was born in Baghdad on October 31, 1950.
  2. Hadid’s first completed project was a fire station for a Swiss furniture firm.
  3. Her work was considered so radical and singular that, even though she had only completed four buildings by 2004, she was still chosen as the first ever woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The prize is considered the Nobel Prize of the architecture world.
  4. Founded in 1980 with five employees, Zaha Hadid Architects today has a staff of more than 300 people, almost half of them under 30.
  5. Hadid designed the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Meet Our 2018/2019 Partners

On 7 October 2019, we had the pleasure of hosting Amal partners from the 22 arts and culture projects we have supported since launching our programme in August 2018.

From London to Bradford

We’ve spent the Summer visiting Amal-supported projects in locations across the UK. Up next are two of our partners presenting their work in London and Bradford.

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