The sudden loss of architect Zaha Hadid has shocked and saddened the world. Referenced only last week in our Baselworld | A Jewellery Collection for Georg article, the artist tragically suffered a heart attack last Thursday in a Miami hospital.

Dame Zaha Hadid built a career that was both celebrated and diverse. The dubbed “starchitect” was the first women to push the boundaries in the male-dominated industry, where just 12% of female British architects are partners in firms. (The Guardian, 2013).

Adding a touch of femininity to her unique works, Hadid’s sculptures are often recognised by her sensuous lines and intricate curves.

Residing primarily in the U.K, the architect’s fiery persistence led her to become the first women to win the Pritzker Prize and Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal, among an array of professional accolades.

Celebrating Hadid’s work as one of architecture’s greats of the 21st Century and late 20th Century, we have compiled a collection of the mesmerising greats the Dame left behind.

Blue Beam, Victoria City Aerial | Berlin | 1988

The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan | Hufton Crow