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Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At 65 Following Heart Attack

World renowned British architect Dame Zaha Hadid, whose designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Center and the MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, has died at age 65.

The Iraqi-born designer suffered a sudden heart attack while in hospital in Miami where she was being treated for bronchitis.

Hadid was one of the most successful female architects, with buildings commissioned around the world, and was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) gold medal earlier this year. She also taught architecture at schools around the world, including the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, The University of Illinois, Columbia University, Yale University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Author:
Sabina Sohail
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