Google, Google doodle, Pritzker Prize, Woman architect, Zaha Hadid

Google celebrates Zaha Hadid with Google Doodle

Yesterday, Google used its logo this week  to honour the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, 13 years ago, on May 31, 2004.

She was also the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal in 2016.

The doodle was displayed on the search engine’s homepage in over countries, depicting the Iraqi-born British architect standing in front of the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Hadid, who died last year, studied at the Architectural Association in London, and is best known for her futuristic take on architecture, and ground-breaking approach to modern architecture, complete with voluminous shapes and curvature.

Commenting on the illustration, Google said: “Before computers made her designs easier to put on paper, Hadid’s studio was known to use the photocopier in creative ways to bend lines and create new shapes. The type in today’s Doodle finds inspiration in Hadid’s energetic sketches, which explored both form and function.”

Among some of her signature buildings are the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, and the London Aquatics Centre.

Her projects in the Middle East include the Isaam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University in Beirut, which received the 2016 Aga Khan Award; Sheikh Zayed bridge in Abu Dhabi, and the soon-to-be completed The Opus building in Dubai, Hadid’s last project in the Middle East, which after 10 years, will be completed this summer.

The architects have also revealed new interior images of the project, will is set to open next year.

Last year, Zaha Hadid Architects also opened its office in Dubai’s Design District, an homage to Hadid and her efforts to build stronger ties with the region of her origin.