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: Amy North
“I am Amy Hadid’s House Captain for this year. I am currently Studying Health and Social Care, as well as psychology in the hopes of going to university next year to pursue a career as a midwife.
Zaha Hadid was a British Iraqi architect from Baghdad, Iraq and she has inspired many women. In her lifetime she won many prestigious architect awards and was the first woman to win many of these awards. In her life she was faced with many controversies, compared to her male counterparts (architecture being a male-dominated industry), she had to prove herself, meaning she had to work twice as hard, setting her up for many trials and tribulations, throughout her life and career.
Her beliefs were based on tolerance, understanding, appreciation and respect. As house captain I have seen these are traits that many of our house Hadid members uphold. So, this year, let’s get involved in the school community, and try our best!