Zaha Hadid, the first woman architect, in her own right, to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal
Commercial Road Library Book display in remembrance of London’s truly statuesque architect. Please see our other Visual Arts Library post to honour her achievements and magnificent influence on the international world of architecture.
Here was a woman architect willing to take creative risks, defy gravity, enjoy life and soar with the world greats.
”Zaha: larger than life, bold as brass and certainly on the case.” Sir Peter Cook
Some moving obituariesThe Guardian by Deyan Sudjic The Royal Academy “…(Zaha) inspired first with her paintings and drawings, and when she was finally given the opportunity to build she produced work which was truly visionary.” by Kate Goodwin, RA Head of Architecture Alan Stanton RA, architect and Chair of the Architecture Committee “Zaha Hadid was a force of nature.” including Sir Peter Cook’s Gold Medal tribute to Zaha which ended
“Our Heroine.How lucky we are to have her in London.” Sir Peter Cook RA, February 2016