Zaha Hadid - Architecture and Design
29 June 2007 – 25 November 2007
Zaha Hadid won the Pritzker Prize in 2004, when she had only just completed her first substantial project, the Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati. Now she is busy working on projects that range from masterplans in Singapore and Istanbul, to an opera house in China, a museum in Rome, and a skyscraper in Dubai. In 2007 Hadid opened two substantial buildings in Germany: a car factory for BMW and the Phaeno Science Centre, for which she was shortlisted for the 2006 RIBA Stirling Prize. Both triumphantly demonstrated her ability to translate the essence of her virtuoso spatial invention in solid form.
The Design Museum exhibition was the first full scale show of Zaha Hadid’s work in the UK. It was the largest single exhibition undertaken by the Design Museum, spread over two floors of galleries, and focused on this recent extraordinarily productive period in Hadid’s work.
Sponsored by Omniyat Properties, Dubai, UAE