Zaha Hadid

I know that Hadid’s work is particular ‘Un-Kingston’ for want of a better term. I struggle to find the merit in lots of her buildings, However she was undoubtedly a character that enriched our industry and the world in general. My practice had collaborated with Hadid for the structural design of many of her buildings and our geometry department made this graphic to represent the firm’s condolences.

I wrote a a piece on Hadid at the beginning of the academic year in relation to her gold medal and the walk out of the radio 4 interview. I implore you to go and listen to her Desert Island Discs episode [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0713rtr]. I mean she pulls of playing Drake on Radio 4, that alone is worth a listen…

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