“Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, was the first female winner of the top Pritzker Architecture Prize on this day in 2004.
“She also received the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, and she became the first woman to be awarded the 2016 Royal Gold Medal in architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
“Today Zaha’s ongoing legacy is featured by Google, who is paying homage to a woman who captured the world’s attention and shattered glass ceilings.
“Zaha Hadid was born into a prominent family in Baghdad during the last years of the Hashemite monarchy.
“She grew up in the aftermath of the military coup led by Brigadier General Abdul Karim Qassim, and left for Beirut to continue with her college education in mathematics, before moving to London to study architecture.”
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