Zaha Hadid, a prominent Iraqi-British architect and the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Award, known as the Nobel Prize of architecture, has died at the age of 65 in Miami, Florida following a heart attack.
BBC reported on Thursday March 31 that Hadid was in a hospital in Miami to treat complications arising from pneumonia when she suffered the heart attack.
Hadid was reportedly working on a luxury condo building in Miami at the time of her death.
Hadid, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2012, was among the world’s elite architects and, according to Jane Duncan, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, “leaves behind a body of work from buildings to furniture, footwear and cars that delight and astound people all around the world.”
In addition to buildings in cities such as Leipzig, Naples and Kirkcaldy, Scotland, Hadid’s work can also be seen in Tehran in the form of the five-star Pasargard Fereshteh hotel, which began construction four years ago and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. The building will be the second-tallest in the Iranian capital after the Milad Tower.