Zaha Hadid inspired many young architects around the world to break the boundaries of the profession

Zaha Hadid inspired many young architects around the world to break the boundaries of the professionDame Zaha Hadid, one of the greatest architects of our time has left us in sadness and grief. For decades Zaha inspired many young architects around the world to break the boundaries of the profession. As a member of master jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2001 and later as a Steering committee member in 2004 she had an influence on widening the scope of the Award in pursuit of excellence in all forms, not only in formal terms but in terms that promoted a better quality of life for people. Zaha will be greatly missed.

— Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Related: NYTimes – Zaha Hadid, Groundbreaking Architect, Dies at 65

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  1. That was a beautiful homage to the immortal Iraqi-born Zaha (Arabic Bloom, Radiance, Luminous) Hadid whose very name embodies her enduring “Luminous/Radiant” architectural achievement. Although she was in both outlook and mastery accomplishments a citizen of the world, but, sadly, she departed from this world far away from the Land of the Two Rivers (The Tigress and the Euphrates) which she loved so dearly and so deeply. Lamentably, never in the entire history of the Arab world has so much human creativity (and Zaha was/ is a shining testament to such a creativity) been so tragically and brazenly abandoned by so many so-called “independent” but despotically ruled Arab countries at a time when such creativity is so badly needed. That has been the lamentable fate of so many brilliant Arab and/or Muslim artists, scientists, intellectuals, physicians, and highly skilled professionals. Today’s war-ravaged Baghdad, like that of Damascus, Sana’a, and Tripoli, occupied Jerusalem, and traumatized Cairo and Khartoum, among other centres of the enduring and rich Arab-Islamic civilization , weep for the loss of their exiled “lovers” like Zaha Hadid whose luminous memory will live on for ever not only in the hearts and minds of millions throughout the world, but also in the enduring brilliant legacy they left behind.

    Ibrahim Hayani
    Toronto

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