Zaha Hadid : Une Architecture
Zaha Hadid / Patrik Schumacher
01 Jan 2011
Of Iraqi origin, Zaha Hadid, born in 1950 in Baghdad, is one of the stars of the contemporary architecture, in the same way as Jean Nouvel, Frank Gerhy or Tadao Ando. She is the first woman to have received the Pritzker Prize in 2004 for her work.
The creations of his agency with their hectic style, rich in curves and counter-curves, have become famous throughout the world since the success of the Cardiff Opera, the Canton Opera or the Pont-Pavilion of the Zaragoza International Exhibition in 2008. In France, its current projects concern the new CMA-CGM Tower in the port of Marseille and the municipal archives building in Montpellier.
Paris did not yet have one of his works: this will be done from April 28, 2011 since the Mobile Art Museum, an aerodynamic body of 720 m2 which had been commissioned from him by Chanel, will be shown for the first time in France and installed permanently in front of the Institut du Monde Arabe. This event is an opportunity to present the work of Zaha Hadid, inside the Mobile on the forecourt.