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Google honors late Iraqi-British architect architect Zaha Hadid with a doodle

Zaha Hadid died on 31 March 2016

Ahram Online and AP, Wednesday 31 May 2017
Zaha Hadid
(Photo: Zaha Hadid doodle by Google)
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Celebrating internationally renowned late Iraqi-British architect, Google writes on its doodle: "Today we celebrate Dame Zaha Hadid's contributions over her lifetime to the world of architecture. Thank you, Dame Zaha Hadid, for all you've done to bring people together in the service of art and culture!"

Born on 31 October 1950 and raised in Baghdad, Hadid studied in Beirut and London, where she based the architectural firm that bore her name.

She designed buildings around the world: a BMW facility in Leipzig, Germany; sleek funicular railway stations in Innsbruck, Austria; and the strikingly curved Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.

She twice won Britain's Stirling Prize for architecture and in 2004 became the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, known as the "Nobel prize of architecture."

The Pritzker jury praised her unswerving commitment to modernism and defiance of convention.

Google doodle is visible across most countries in the North and South Americas,  Asia, Europe, Australia and MENA region.

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