Zaha Hadid RIP.

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Zaha Hadid RIP.

Post by Who2 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:41 pm

I'm posting this for my transilvanian architect offspring, she really rated her 'big time,
consequently stalking her around our various pubs & bars, trying to get a job....
A woman in a man's World.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaha_Hadid

Zaha hailed from Bagdad only 65 years ago as does my mate Zeina from al moudira.
Any how when she suddenly died yesterday, I popped down the road to take a snap of her offices just round the corner.
Now considering that Zaha 'the wavy designer' was stunning her offices,
opposite The Bowler pub are totally out of sink with her cutting edge buildings.
It's an old warehouse school..see the pic...
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I'm waiting to read JSP's obituary for her as Janet lives just round the corner and was married to another famous local architect.
Our Janet (locally known as 'the mouth) paid £750,000 quid for Mark Quinns old warehouse
having just flogged her other local gaff designed by her then hubby for £3.5 mill to a yank, the only time we got to visit was after the yank bought it.
This having been written after a few bloody mary's to clear the head from yesterdays debacle.

Please Note:...
Tune into Johnny Mac's Word Music on http://www.camglenradio.org today at 1500gmt, and I'll get him to give you a shout out....

Ps: The sun is shining today and the daffodils are everywhere.... :cool:


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Re: Zaha Hadid RIP.

Post by Hafiz » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:03 pm

An amazing woman. BBC TV did a major profile on her a few years ago. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037yx1l

And she was just hitting her straps.

I've read a few obits and apparently she was a formidable woman who could frighten the hell out of her devoted and loyal staff.

A few years ago she contributed a full competitive proposal for a major Australian historical railway station redevelopment. Significantly, given her background, it was a hanging garden concept and as breathtaking as it appeared simple as well as offering large grassed public spaces in the CBD. A broke government balked and it never progressed.

Probably, others might correct me, the most famous female architect in the world.

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Re: Zaha Hadid RIP.

Post by Winged Isis » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:32 pm

Which station was that?
Carpe diem! :le:

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Re: Zaha Hadid RIP.

Post by Hafiz » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:37 pm

Her firm recently came second in the competition to design Cairo's Science City. Another unfunded grandiose statement.

The winner was a UK firm.

http://egyptianstreets.com/2016/10/13/u ... ence-city/ for photos of winner and the shortlisted designs.