She received a host of accolades for her work. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame for her services to the profession.
Hadid died of a heart attack in March 2016. By the time she passed away she had accrued a fortune worth more than £70 million.
1. Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan
A cultural and conference centre in Baku, the Heydar Aliyev Centre contrasts with the Soviet-era blocks that surrounded it. It spans 10,081 square metres and doesn’t contain a single straight line.
Describing the building’s design, Hadid said: “Its fluid form emerges from the folds of the natural topography of the landscape and envelops the different functions of the centre.”
2. Guangzhou Opera House in Guangdong, China
Hadid’s first project in China, the Guangzhou Opera House covers 70,000 square metres and cost $300 million. It contrasts with the sky scrapers that surround it and was inspired by natural earth forms. Hadid described it as the “two pebbles”.
3. Galaxy Soho building
4. Olympic Park showing the Aquatics Centre and the Water Polo Arena