For our latest competition, Dezeen is offering the chance to win a book dedicated to Zaha Hadid, whose untimely death in 2016 shook the architecture community and whose list of projects continues to grow under her eponymous firm.
Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture & Design delves into the designs of Hadid, “whose creative genius captured the collective imagination, influencing designers to challenge the perceived limits of aesthetics and engineering,” said a statement from publisher The Images Publishing Group.
It is the first book to be published about the architect since her death. Although well into production beforehand, the publication has since been edited to include a detailed tome in her memory.
The book’s 248 pages feature dozens of colour photographs of the British-Iraqi architect’s designs, ranging from national museums and sports complexes to residential towers and commercial spaces.
All of the projects featured in the book are “urban manifestos of Zaha Hadid’s quest for complex, fluid spaces”, said the publisher’s statement.
Among these are the London Aquatics Centre designed for the 2012 Olympics, the Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan that was named Design of the Year in 2014, the mountainside Messner Museum Corones in northern Italy, and the angular glazed addition of Port House in Antwerp.
The book also includes examples of Hadid’s earlier work, such as the Chanel Contemporary Art Container completed in 2008, and cultural projects like the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum for Michigan State University and the curvy white-roofed Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Hyde Park.
Another section highlights projects yet to complete: the One Thousand Museum residential skyscraper in Miami, the Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia, the headquarters for Bee’ah in United Arab Emirates, and a white textured tower planned for Melbourne.
Although included in the In Progress portion, the 520 West 28th Street condo building in New York City officially opened this week.
“I believe there should be no end to experimentation,” said Hadid, whose designs are celebrated for their curvaceous innovative forms.
Born in Baghdad in 1950, Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (the AA) in London studied under architects Bernard Tschumi and Rem Koolhaas, who fondly described her as “a combination of beauty and strength” following her death.
Hadid founded her eponymous firm Zaha Hadid Architects in 1979, which designed almost 1,000 projects around the world. Now run by director Patrik Schumacher, the studio ranked at number 7 in the 2017 Dezeen Hot List of the world’s most newsworthy forces in design.
The architect was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 – becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious accolade – and the RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal in 2016. Hadid was also appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2012 for her contribution to architecture.
Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture & Design is available to buy from Images Publish for $75 (£54).
Competition closes 13 April 2018. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.
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