Zaha Hadid was named one of Time magazine’s Top 100, Forbes magazines 100 Most Powerful Women and New Statesman’s 50 Most Influential Figures in the World. Born in Baghdad, educated in Beirut and London, Hadid is an architectural giant. In 2004, she became the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in its 26 year history. This past year her London based firm won the Stirling prize for the Evelyn Grace Academy school in Brixton, London, opened the Guangzhou, China, opera house and completed the Riverside Museum in Glasgow on the banks of the Clyde.
Here is video of the opening of Hadid’s spectacular opera house in China.