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08 October 2018ZAHA HADID: ARCHITECTURAL SUPERSTAR
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ZAHA HADID: ARCHITECTURAL SUPERSTAR Colin Davies Monday 08 October 2018

Dame Zaha Hadid, who died on 31 March 2016, was born in Iraq and made her home in Britain, but her reputation was global.  The lecture tells the story of her career from the visionary projects of the 1980s, through the years of frustration when her designs were considered unbuildable, to the prolific crop of successful projects built all over the world in the last decade of her life.


Colin Davies was Professor of Architectural Theory at London Metropolitan University. A former editor of The Architects’ Journal, he has published several books and is a regular contributor to architectural magazines worldwide.