Some of the world’s most eye-catching buildings were designed by Zaha Hadid, an architect known for fluid shapes that allow her designs to appear to flow effortlessly into their building sites. Ms. Hadid has designed buildings and structures as diverse as the aquatics center used for the 2012 Olympics in London, the Bergisel Ski Jump in Austria, the BMW Central Building in Germany, and the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2004, she was awarded architecture’s most prestigious award, the Pritzker, becoming the first woman and the youngest architect to receive this honor.
Sadly, Ms. Hadid died suddenly last week at the age of 65. Read more about her ground-breaking architectural design:
For more articles like this one, be sure to subscribe to Muse magazine, the science and arts magazine for kids ages 9 to 14 that’s spot on with the facts and off the wall with the jokes.
Want to see more of Ms. Hadid’s amazing buildings? Check out this gallery of her most amazing works.