April 1st, 2016
Episode 1225 of 1431 episodes
Zaha Hadid was the first woman and first Muslim to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour. She designed the whale-like London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics Games and the extraordinary Maaxi Museum in Rome. Her designs were challenging and innovative and she was at the forefront of changing tastes in architecture and design today. After years of failing to get her designs built, her distinctive work became highly sought after, all over the world from Germany to the USA and from China to Iraq. Zaha Hadid talked to Razia Iqbal and an audience in London at the Royal Institute of British Architects about her work and the future of architecture. This programme was orginally broadcast in June 2013.