42 Inspiring Zaha Hadid Quotes

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“What’s nice about concrete is that it looks unfinished.” – Zaha Hadid

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“I will never give myself the luxury of thinking, ‘I’ve made it.’“ – Zaha Hadid

“It’s very important that historic cities are allowed to reinvent their future.” – Zaha Hadid

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“I really believe in the idea of the future.” – Zaha Hadid

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“Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.” – Zaha Hadid

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“Good education is so important. We do need to look at the way people are taught. It not just about qualifications to get a job. It’s about being educated.” – Zaha Hadid

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“I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper.” – Zaha Hadid

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“When I was growing up in Iraq, there was an unbroken belief in progress and a great sense of optimism. It was a moment of nation building.” – Zaha Hadid

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“I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.”
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“People say I design architectural icons. If I design a building and it becomes an icon, that’s ok.”
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“All the privileged can travel, see different worlds; not everyone can. I think it is important for people to have an interesting locale nearby.” – Zaha Hadid

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“Being Iraqi taught me to be very cautious.” – Zaha Hadid

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“I loved London. In the 1970s… it was very exciting, really wild.” – Zaha Hadid

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“My buildings are not particularly expensive. It is not a tin shed. If you want a tinny car, you pay for that.”
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“I was always unusual-looking; I wouldn’t say beautiful.” – Zaha Hadid

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“Men think a woman should not have an opinion.” – Zaha Hadid

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“My friendships are very important to me.” – Zaha Hadid

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“Education, housing and hospitals are the most important things for society.” – Zaha Hadid

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“As a woman, you’re not accessible to every world.” – Zaha Hadid

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“When I taught, all my best students were women.” – Zaha Hadid

“If I wanted to do clothes or if I wanted to make a building or design a choreography, you are able to do that – they are all under a similar kind of design umbrella.” – Zaha Hadid




































I don’t think that everybody in the planet should have a child. I’ve never had the desire I should have a kid. Zaha Hadid




Zaha Hadid Short Biography


Zaha Hadid was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and started her college studies at the American University in Beirut in mathematics. In 1972, she moved to London to study architecture at the Architectural Association.

When she graduated in 1977, she joined the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).






























The funkiest housing in Holland is for low-income, and I think that’s very nice. Zaha Hadid