Zaha Hadid and the Parametricism architecture

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The Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid died last week. Hadid is known as one of the most important exponents of Parametricism, a contemporary avant-garde architecture movement which makes use of algorithms to create the shapes of digital models that develop into architectural structures.

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Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Center, United Arab Emirates

Taking inspiration from nature’s shapes and structures, Hadid created constructions that are both functional and works of art, buildings that give the impression of continuous and uninterrupted flow of energy and space.

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New National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea

Zaha Hadid is the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. She also won the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011.

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK

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Guangzhou Opera House, China

Photo credits: Zaha Hadid Architects

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