9 Amazing Zaha Hadid-Designed Buildings

Jennifer M Wood
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With the passing of Zaha Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the design world has lost one of its true visionaries. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Curve,” the Baghdad-born artist put her distinctive mark on some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Here are nine of her amazing creations.

The Haydar Aliyev Centre // Baku, Azerbaijan

Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport // Glasgow, Scotland

London Aquatics Centre // London, England

MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts // Rome, Italy

Guangzhou Opera House // Guangzhou, China

Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna // Vienna, Austria

Dongdaemun Design Plaza // Seoul, South Korea

Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London // LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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