1977 Graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture,

London winning the prestigious AA Diploma Prize and joined Office

of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

1980 Started her own practice.

1982 Awarded the Gold Medal Architectural Design, British Architecture for 59

Eaton Place, London

Won The Peak Club Competition, Hong Kong – First Prize

1992 ‘Russian Avant-garde’, Exhibition Design, Guggenheim Museum, New

York, USA

1993 Completion of Vitra Fire Station, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Cardiff Bay Opera House, Cardiff, Wales – First Prize

“Thames Water Habitable Bridge Competition”, London, Joint First Prize

1998 Completion of Landesgartenschau, Weil am Rhein,


Awarded Honorable Member of the Bund

Deutsches Architekten

1999 Completion of The Mind Zone, Millennium Dome, London

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Rome, Italy – First prize

Phaeno Science Centre Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany –

First prize

2000 Temporary Structure for the Serpentine Gallery, London

Villa Medici Installation, Rome, Italy

ICA Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Awarded Honorable Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters;

Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects;

RIBA Awards 2000 for Mind Zone, Millennium Dome

2001 Completion of the Hoenheim-Nord Terminus, Strasbourg

2002 Honheim-Nord Terminus, Strasbourg – Awarded

Equerre d’Argent

Awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE)

2003 Completion of the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

Cincinnati, USA

Terminus Honheim-Nord, Strasbourg – Mies van der Rohe Award

‘Zaha Hadid Architecture’ at the MAK Exhibition Hall, Vienna

2004 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

RIBA Worldwide Award “Metamorph Exhibition”

Architectural Biennale, Venice, Italy

“Zaha Hadid” Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

2005 Completed projects:

The BMW Central Building, Leipzig, Germany (May 13)

The Hotel Puerta America (Interior), Madrid, Spain (July 23)

The Ordrupgaard Museum Extension, Copenhagen, Denmark (August 29)

The Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg, Germany (November 24, 2005)


Deutsche Guggenheim, “25 Years of Art by Deutsche Bank” Exhibition

Design, Berlin, Germany (April 2005)

“Elastika” installation for Art Basel, Miami (December)

“Zaha Hadid: Silver Paintings” at the ROVE Gallery, London (Oct.)


Honorary Fellow of Columbia University, New York

Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London

Awarded the Deutsche Architecture Prize ‘Building of the Year’ for the

BMW Central Building

BMW Central Building finalist for the RIBA Stirling Prize

UK Gold Medal for Design, International Olympic Committee (Bergisel

Ski Jump) 2005

Austrian Decoration for Science and Art, Vienna

Designer of the Year, Design 05 Miami

2006 Projects:

Business Bay Towers, Dubai (June)

University of Seville Library, Spain (February)

IFI: The American University of Beirut, Lebanon (February)

Kartal-Pendik Masterplan, Istanbul, Turkey (March)

Edifci Campus, Barcelona, Spain (April)

E.ON Energy Research Department – RWTH Aachen, Germany


Republic Square, Almaty, Kazakhstan (November)

Nuragic and Contemporary Art Museum, Cagliari, Italy (November)


Honorary Doctorate, Yale University USA (May)

Honorary Doctorate, American University of Beirut (July)

RIBA Medal, European Cultural Building of the Year (Phaeno Science

Center, June),

RIBA Jencks Award (October),

American Institute of Architects (AIA) UK Chapter Award

(Phaeno Science Center)

Leading European Architects Forum Award for Best Structural Design

(Phaeno Science Center, October)

Finalist for the RIBA Stirling Prize (Phaeno Science Center)


“25 Years of the Deutsche Bank Collection”, Haro Museum, Tokyo, Japan

The Wallpaper* ‘Global Edit’, Salone, Milan, Italy

“Zaha Hadid”, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

“All the Best” Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

“Seamless Collection”, Philips de Pury, New York, USA

2007 Exhibitions:

“Ideal House”, IMM Cologne Fair, Cologne, Germany


Szervita Square Tower, Budapest, Hungary (January)

Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre, UAE (January)


American Institute of Architects (AIA) UK Chapter Award

(Maggie’s Centre, Fife, UK)