Design Inspires Lives : Zaha Hadid

 

Design changes lives, and inspires. Without Zaha Hadid, Iraqi-British architect, the world would not be nearly as interesting to look at or to live in. Hadid, who passed away on Thursday March 31, left a legacy of incredible architecture and design around the world.

 

Hadid changed the world and built to better it. Her passion for design was clear through her portfolio and was fiercely different from anything we had ever seen before.

 

We hope the world continues to be inspired by Hadid and all the amazing work she did, and in tribute, we’re taking a look back at some of her most outstanding work:

 

1) The Maxxi, Rome

The MAXXI, Museum of the 21st Century Arts, is designed to have no boundaries of what is “within” the museum and what is “without” the museum.

The MAXXI, Museum of the 21st Century Arts, is designed to have no boundaries of what is “within” the museum and what is “without” the museum.

2) Galaxy Soho Building, Bejing

This multi-complex for retail, entertainment, and offices, creates a flowing, immersive experience with no harsh corners creating continuous open spaces.

This multi-complex for retail, entertainment, and offices, creates a flowing, immersive experience with no harsh corners creating continuous open spaces.

3) Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku

On the coast of the Caspian Sea, this complex is known for its distinct design, reflects the sensibility and lifestyle of the Azeli culture

On the coast of the Caspian Sea, this complex is known for its distinct design, reflects the sensibility and lifestyle of the Azeli culture

4) Guangzhou Opera House, China

The Guangzhou Opera House is thriving with urban function and open access, making it modernity at its finest.

The Guangzhou Opera House is thriving with urban function and open access, making it modernity at its finest.

5) Bridge Pavilion, Zaragoza

The Bridge Pavilion is the embodiment of dynamic design which works brilliantly as a multi-level exhibition area, as well as accommodating pedestrian traffic.

The Bridge Pavilion is the embodiment of dynamic design which works brilliantly as a multi-level exhibition area, as well as accommodating pedestrian traffic.

Zaha Hadid’s legacy will live on for decades to come and will continue to inspire architects around the world.