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
Head of House: Miss Esterhuizen
“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.”
House Captain: Nelly Currant
“Not only am I proud to represent a house named after a woman as innovative and ambitious as Zaha Hadid, but honoured to represent a school and a house that reflects these qualities consistently. The opportunity to recognise inspiring and successful women as a central part of the school is one that I greatly appreciate, and I can’t wait to represent House Hadid in the year ahead.”