Zaha Hadid

Architecture’s Golden Star
Majestic volumes that challenge gravity, tense lines and acute angles that energize space.
Zaha Hadid, born 1950, is an English-Iraki architect and one of the most brilliant minds of her generation. After studying architecture in London, she quickly becomes a leading figure of deconstructivism. She starts her own agency in 1980 and holds masterclasses in prestigious schools, among which Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Zaha Hadid is the first woman to receive the Prtizker Price in 2004, equivalent to the Nobel Prize for architecture. Amongst her most famous creations are the MAXXI in Rome – National Museum of Art of 21st century – and Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center.
Armand Hadida, founder of LECLAIREUR, is behind the idea of a collaboration between Zaha Hadid and United Nude’s Rem G. Koolhaas – nephew of Rem Koolhaas, the architect with whom she’s worked with in the past. The fruits of this joint creation can be seen at LECLAIREUR Sévigné, under a wood sculpture helmed by Arne Quinze.