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Zaha Hadid Colin Davies Tuesday 18 June 2019

Please note that this lecture is preceded by the Society's Annual General Meeting which will start at 1.45 pm prompt. 

Dame Zaha Hadid died on 31st March 2016 at the age of 65. Architectural historians of the future will surely recognise her as one of the most important architects of the early 21st century. She was born in Iraq and her reputation was global, but she made Britain her home.

This lecture tells the story of her career from the visionary projects of the 1980s, through the years of frustration when her designs were considered unbuildable, to the prolific crop of successful projects built all over the world in the last decade of her life.

Colin Davies is Professor of Architectural Theory , former editor of the Architects Journal and contributor to magazines worldwide.  His books include: Thinking About Architecture, Key Houses of the Twentieth Century, The Prefab Home, High Tech Architecture and monographs on the work of Foster, Hopkins and Grimshaw.