ZAHA HADID, A SAD FAREWELL TO A FORMER PUPIL OF BERKHAMSTED SCHOOL
Dame Zaha Hadid DBE, the world renowned architect sadly passed away last week.
Zaha attended Berkhamsted Girls school from 1967 to 1968 as part of her very varied educational life. Her extensive career led her to create cultural palaces in Azerbaijan and South Korea, a stadium for the World Cup in Qatar, a condominium in Miami, a tower in Marseille, a retail complex in Beijing, a contemporary art museum in Rome, an opera house in Guangzhou, an oligarchic’s villa in Russia. In Britain she realised a cancer centre in Kirkcaldy, a transport museum in Glasgow, a library in Oxford, an academy school in south London, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, and the Aquatics Centre, the most dramatic of the buildings created for the London 2012 Olympics.
To discover more about Dame Zaha Hadid’s achievements, please click here to read a full article recently published on The Guardian website.