8th December at Serpentine Sackler Gallery sees the opening of a fascinating new exhibition of early paintings and drawings by ‘pioneering and visionary’ architect Zaha Hadid.  Hadid (1950-2016) was an Iraqi-born British architect. The first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004, she went on in 2012 to be made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen and, in February 2016, she received the Royal Gold Medal.  Best known for her expressive, sweeping fluid forms, multiple perspective points, and use of stuttered forms to evoke chaotic modern life.  Her ground-breaking work includes the London 2012 Olympics Aquatic Centre and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.

Here are some further examples of Hadid’s complex, sweeping fluid form architecture:


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