Glamour Magazine names Zaha Hadid as ‘Woman of the Year’

Zaha at her London studio on the “Lotus” via

As per usual, Zaha Hadid has been making headlines this week, starting with the release of her newly constructed Galaxy SOHO project in central Beijing and followed by an outpour of recognition within the world of architecture for her 62nd Halloween birthday. Well now, the Dame is making waves in an entirely different territory, as Glamour Magazine has announced Hadid as the “Woman of the Year 2012”.

The magazine centered around fashion, beauty and gossip, has labeled the first female Pritzker Prize laureate as “The Lady Gaga of Architecture”. Glamour praised Hadid’s tenacious demeanor that allowed her to succeed in a “man’s job” and become “one of the most accomplished architects on earth”.

Read Glamour’s complete tribute here.


Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Glamour Magazine names Zaha Hadid as ‘Woman of the Year’" 02 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
  • ladylover

    Architects are usually portrayed in somber images this is stark contrast and I like it, really and truly justt a great photo

  • aybige tek

    thank you glamour for honouring architecture ! totally agreed :: she ( zaha ) looks great & her works are great as this photo too!

  • tosh

    Don’t you have to be a woman to be named that?

  • dihia della

    i like you ; i hope someday i will be as she a famous architecte.

  • Hana

    Dislike that they have to reference someone else in a completely diff line of work but life’s like that. Beautiful woman.

  • Raed

    She is an Iraqi original woman and she is a great woman