RAISE A GLASS IN ANTWERP
Zaha Hadid may have left us, but her incredible daring lives on in one of her last major works.
The Port House in Antwerp weighs anchor and sails towards an insolent, innovative future.
Culture shocks and architectural clashes in a marriage that defies reason but arouses passions.
The High Priestess of Deconstructivism (in the vein of Jean Nouvel and Frank Gehry) dispatched her mastery to the four corners of the globe by leaving her visionary imprint on buildings as spectacular as the Guggenheim Museum in Vilnius and MAXXl in Rome, for which she won the prestigious Stirling Prize in 2010.
Her fellow professionals were not wrong: in 2018 she won the MIPIM Award for the Best Renovated Building.
A multiple award-winner and internationally adulated, still today, the Anglo-Iraqi architect is the only woman ever to have won the Pritzker Prize - architecture's equivalent to a Nobel - in 2003.