Zaha Hadid was one of the most influential architects of the post-war era. Born in Iraq, she moved to London in 1972 – studying, living, and working in the city for the rest of her life. From her time at the Architectural Association (AA), London served as an important testing ground for Zaha’s ideas. Despite her extraordinary success and international recognition, she came to consider the relative underrepresentation of her architecture in London as one of her major professional regrets. This exhibition brings together her imagined London, from student experimentations to unrealised visions and built projects. Through the decades Zaha wove her ever-evolving architectural concepts into London’s urban fabric.
Located at the Zaha Hadid Foundation’s Clerkenwell site – where her practice was based for nearly all her career- this exhibition has been curated by the students of the Courtauld Institute of Art’s MA Curating programme and supported by the Zaha Hadid Foundation.