The late Zaha Hadid gave the world many architectural gifts: 950 to be exact, spread across 44 countries around the globe. To call her innovative would be an understatement; Hadid possessed a vision and talent paralleled by any other architect. Though the inimitable starchitect died far too soon, she leaves behind a far-reaching legacy that will impress and inspire future generations to come.
It comes as no surprise, then, that her legacy has lived on in everything from buildings to fashion and product design. The latest ode to Hadid’s life’s work comes in the form of a new exhibition at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival in Malaysia, presented by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and UEM Sunrise. The exhibition will feature some of her most prominent contributions including the Vitra Fire Station in Germany, the MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome, the Heyder Aliyev Centre in Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre in London, among other projects. The structures will be presented in the form of short films and paintings by Hadid, alongside furniture and jewelry created by her firm, Zaha Hadid Design.
Hadid’s intrepid approach to re-defining architecture and innovative design over the course of her 40-year career will be on view from July 10th through the 26th at Publika’s White Box.