Tag: Zaha Hadid

"London 2012 Olympics: Zaha Hadid, the eternal outsider" - The Telegraph

Dezeen Wire: The Telegraph interviews architect Dame Zaha Hadid on her career and her design for the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Hadid revealing that she hasn't been invited to the games: "“Not me, not a single member of my team has been invited to a single event in the pool or anything” - The Telegraph

Related: Zaha Hadid becomes a dame

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"Zaha Hadid says austerity is not an excuse
for low-quality housing" - The Guardian

Dezeen Wire:
architect Zaha Hadid said governments should not use austerity as an excuse for building cheap housing, hospitals and public buildings in an interview at the Cannes International Festival of Advertising this week - The Guardian

Hadid was made a dame for her services to architecture last week when the Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours list was announced.

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Zaha Hadid becomes
a dame

Dezeen Wire:
 architect Zaha Hadid has been awarded a DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's 2012 Birthday Honours list for services to architecture.

Jewellery designer Lara Bohinc has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the fashion industry.

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See our earlier story about Lara Bohinc's London store »

MAXXI museum in
financial meltdown

Dezeen Wire:
Zaha Hadid's MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome could be closed after Italian culture and heritage minister Lorenzo Ornaghi began proceedings to have it placed under special administration – The Guardian

The museum has been severely hit by a 43% cut in government funding, with accounts for 2011 showing losses of €800,000 and losses over the next three years predicted at up to €11m.

See our previous story about MAXXI winning the 2010 Stirling Prize here and all of our stories about Zaha Hadid here.