The greatest female architect of our time, Zaha Hadid, has died on the 31st of March 2016, due to a heart attack, according to the BBC.
Hadid died in a hospital in Miami, as she was being treated for bronchitis.
The Iraqi-born british architect received the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011 and was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Gold Medal. In 2012, she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Hadid was famous with her bold and curvy futuristic designs, and had constructed a number of iconic buildings including the London Aquatics Centre, Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku and Opera House in Guangzhou.
She has also designed the famous Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi and has several projects under construction in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
She has been a prominent figure and a role model to a lot of female entrepreneurs and architects, she commented on the rise of female architects and said: “We now see more established female architects all the time”, she added, “That doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sometimes the challenges are immense. There has been tremendous change over recent years and we will continue this progress.”
Zaha Hadid is a great example to a lot of young people who strive to become something out of nothing, not only was she working in a male-oriented field, but she has proved to be one of the most successful people in this field.
Her legacy will remain in the beautiful works she has left for us all around the world.