‘Visionary’ Zaha Hadid receives creative leadership award

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09:  Zaha Hadid, world famous architect visits the Riverside Museum, her first major public commission to open in the UK on June 9, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. The £74million Riverside Museum will open to the public on 21 June. It has been funded by Glasgow City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Riverside Museum Appeal.    (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)Architect Zaha Hadid has received the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership at the international DLD Conference in Munich. The award honours female digital entrepreneurs for their visionary and successful ideas. Delivering the address on Zaha Hadid, Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda said: “Leaders are needed when times are changing, creative leaders change times themselves. They make things – like Zaha. She’s unafraid to disrupt, she’s very optimistic. Today we celebrate her incredible optimism.”

Over a career spanning three decades, the Iraqi-born British architect and professor architecture has garnered international recognition for both her practice and her academic work. Her designs, which are characterised by surprisingly dynamic and futuristic-seeming architectural forms, integrate natural topography and man-made systems. The complex concepts of Zaha Hadid are all made possible through digital tools.

The award recognises Hadid as a trailblazer in the use of cutting-edge technologies with some of her most renowned projects being the Olympic Aquatic Centre in London, Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg, the Ski Jump in Innsbruck, the Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati and recently the Central Bank of Iraq.

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