Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect and the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. She was described as the “Queen of the Curve” and designed many beautiful buildings, including the aquatic centre for the London 2012 Olympics.
“I will never give myself the luxury of thinking, ‘ I’ve made it. ‘” – Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid
Heads of House: Mr Kench & Mrs Johns
“We are all architects within our society; as an individual we can provide our own vision but it is only through working with others, listening, learning and adopting alternative perspectives, that we become part of a greater whole. Zaha Hadid’s name, her work and her approach is testament to success. I am very proud to be part of House Hadid and all the diversity that lies within it.” J. Kench
House Captain: Jasmine Reed-Purvis
“I am proud to be House Captain of Hadid. What I love most is seeing how the years integrate and work together, to allow the house to succeed. Our house is named after Zaha Hadid, so we therefore encourage the girls to step out of their comfort zones and do something different, much like Zaha did throughout her architectural career, showing that gender is not a barrier. We also promote diversity, as it is the differences within our house that makes us stronger. I am excited to take on the role as House Captain and hope we can bring the house to victory this year!”