Competition: five copies of The Complete
Zaha Hadid to be won



In the first of four competitions this month to celebrate publisher Thames & Hudson's 60th anniversary, we're giving away five copies of The Complete Zaha Hadid.


The monograph presents Zaha Hadid's built and unbuilt projects from student work to the present day, plus furniture, stage and exhibition designs.


The book includes an essay by Aaron Betsky and around 600 colour illustrations.


This competition has now closed.


Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page.


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The following information about the book is from Thames & Hudson:


The Complete Zaha Hadid
Essay by Aaron Betsky

Zaha Hadid is one of the most important and influential architects in the  world. This is a complete monograph of Hadid’s early, unbuilt and built works, from her student years to the latest projects under development, and includes her furniture, stage and exhibition designs. Projects – constructed, in planning or under construction – are located around the globe. An introduction by Aaron Betsky, 2008 Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, examines the architect’s career, both in the context of architectural history and as a manifestation of the current and future state of architecture.

Key Sales Information

  • An affordably priced, comprehensive publication on the world’s most exciting architect.
  • The works are organized in chronological order over Hadid’s 30-year career, revealing her earliest inspirations and powerful resonances between projects.
  • Prepared in collaboration with Hadid’s office, the book contains a dazzling array of imagery, from large-scale paintings to sculpture-like models, from multi-perspective drawings to dynamic computer renderings, together with more conventional forms of architectural documentation, such as photographs, plans and drawings.
  • Hadid’s next big project in the UK is the hotly anticipated Aquatic Centre for the Olympic Games in 2012.
  • Educated in mathematics in Baghdad and architecture at London’s Architectural Association, Hadid is the first female recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize.


  • Introduction: Beyond 89 degrees
  • Buildings and Projects
  • Furniture and Objects

Aaron Betsky is former director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute and current director of the Cincinnatti Museum of Art in Ohio. He has written numerous books on architecture and design, and is the Director of the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The Complete Zaha Hadid
Essay by Aaron Betsky
Extent: 256pp
Size: 24.0 x 21.6cm
Illustrations: c .600 colour illustrations
Binding: PLC
Price: £24.95
ISBN 978 0 500 342503


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Congratulations to the winners! Tom Tack in Belgium, Hasmukhlal Ramjee in South Africa, Hayden French in New Zealand, Jonathan House in the USA and Felipe Alfonso Grallert Folatre in Chile all won copies.

Posted on Monday May 4th 2009 at 8:28 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy


  • Hung

    Inspiring, daring, provocative. Love her work. Would love this book.

  • hope to win this one…i lost the “yes is more” and i really like big and Zaha! :D

  • gnbatch

    Mind opening, challenging, inspiring work.

  • Jim Ferguson

    Love the work of this truly amazing professional. Put me down for one…

  • Cattel

    An interesting foray into an individuals interpretation of blending form and function. It would be enlightening to read her perception of this as it underpins architecture in general. From Zaha’s understanding the results are in her works but to know her thinking is what one hopes to find (in this book). It would be nice to own a copy.

    Vive la Zaha!

  • I’d like her to design my house…
    However, the book will have to do for now.

  • cpcp

    keen for a copy!

  • wonderful =) i like this book, I ‘ll try to buy one in Vietnam =)

  • elle

    how da hell can u buy it in Vietnam?

  • Pravinsinh Solanki

    THinking out of the BOX……Would love to dream like her …..and make it true..

  • wondefuul
    keen for a copy too:-)

  • Wonderful– these books will be MINE…love Zaha

  • ivana andrejevic


  • Payam

    Come to papa! :D

  • a-haus

    The Complete Zaha?
    I’m sure it includes a lot of uncompleted buildings.

  • cocteau

    fingers crossed.

  • Drew Patmore

    Yes please…..

  • Jerry

    When can I finally win something from here?

  • Cyrus W

    nice…………….beta to hv one!!!!!!!!

  • Max

    WHO WON????

  • She is great,she also likes Russian constructivsm movement as i do.

  • Cem Goral

    Incredible architecture. I would love to win the book.