One of our Year 3 classes is name after the inspirational architect, Zaha Hadid.
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was a British Iraqi architect, artist and designer. She was known as an architect who consistently pushed the boundaries of architecture and design, experimenting with ambitious new concepts and designs. She was once described as the "Queen of the curve", as many of her buildings reflect organic lines and shapes found in nature.
Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and she received the UK's most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize. She was made a Dame by the Queen for services to architecture.
Though she was primarily known as an architect, Zaha Hadid was also an accomplished product designer, designing objects ranging from furniture and fixtures to jewellery and shoes.