Zaha Hadid’s radical vision changed the face of contemporary architecture globally, and her death earlier this year sent shock-waves not just through the architectural world, but equally through those of art, design and fashion alike. Born in Baghdad in 1950, her contributions to city skylines the world over made headlines, but she also paid diligent care to her smaller, more modest buildings that housed schools, libraries and sport centres – used by ordinary citizens as well as those with the capacity to commission monumental statement buildings. Hadid will long be remembered as a cultural icon and visionary thinker who always pushed the boundaries with her inimitable aesthetic; fluid forms, fragmented geometry and rhythmic lines – cutting across otherwise ordinary vistas. As well as airport terminals, museums and stadiums, she also worked on numerous site-specific installations that explored her surroundings; rising to the challenge of creating ephemeral structures with real gravitas. As her 2007 work Lilas (pictured left) is announced as part of this year's Beyond Limits selling exhibition, we look back at some of her most ambitious temporary projects.
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