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Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins

Alan Yentob profiles the most successful female architect there has ever been, the late Zaha Hadid, who designed buildings around the globe from Austria to Azerbaijan.

Another chance to see an Imagine profile of the late Zaha Hadid, first shown in 2013, three years before her recent death. Born in Baghdad in 1950 and based in London, Zaha Hadid was perhaps the most successful female architect there has ever been. She was one of a handful of global superstar designers who have changed the way people think about the world through buildings. Yet this wasn't always the case - Hadid once had a reputation as unbuildable, a 'paper architect' whose projects began as vivid paintings of gravity-defying shapes exploding into the void. How did this extraordinary and pioneering woman - by turns charming, stubborn, visionary yet exacting - come to build the impossible? Imagine visits her buildings across the globe, from Austria to Azerbaijan to find out, as Alan Yentob explores what makes Zaha Hadid tick.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Participant Zaha Hadid
Director Roger Parsons
Producer Roger Parsons

Broadcasts

  • Tue 30 Jul 2013 22:35
  • Tue 30 Jul 2013 23:35
  • Mon 18 Apr 2016 23:00
  • Tue 7 Mar 2017 23:15

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