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Zaha Hadid has died at the age 65. The world-famous architect died suddenly of a heart attack, whilst being treated in a Miami hospital for bronchitis.
 
Having set up her firm Zaha Hadid Architects in 1979, the Iraqi-born architect then went on to become an influential figure in the world of architecture. Indeed, she can be credited for designing a number of the world’s most illustrious buildings including the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, the London Aquatics Centre, the MAXXI in Rome and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.
 
As well as designing buildings, the architect had been involved in a number of fashion collaborations, which includes designing a jewellery collection for Georg Jensen that launched at Baselworld earlier this month. Other fashion–related projects include designing the Women Fashion Power exhibit at London’s Design Museum in 2014, as well as collaborating with Pharell Williams on an Adidas collection in 2015.
 
Over the years her work has been recognised through numerous accolades, including being made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012. She was the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2004 and last year she was also awarded the RIBA 2016 Royal Gold Medal, thereby becoming the first woman to receive the prize in her own right.