Zaha Hadid (1950-2016), born in Iraq but Londoner by adoption, she founded here her studio in 1979. She is considered the woman architect of excellence. Her pioneristic vision had a fundamental role in the 21st century architecture. Zaha Hadid works left an impressive print in the whole world; circular structures, angular shapes and the capability to model materials such as concrete, glass and steel with new technologies. Among the most important works there is the Vitra Fire Station in the Vitra Design Museum.
Hadid Zaha received in 2004 the greatest prizes in the architecture world namely Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of architecture.