In Honor of Women's Day, 15 Exceptional Projects

Zaha Hadid, Di Zhang, Carme Pinos, Jeanne Gang, Carla Juaçaba, Bia Lessa, Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha, Sandra Barclay, Kazuyo Sejima, Sharon Davis, Elisa Burnazzi,Tatiana Bilbao, Jô Vasconcellos, Odile Decq, María Victoria Besonías, Lina Bo Bardi. 

While there is still a lot of progress that needs to be made to achieve gender equality within the profession, women are behind some of the most recognizable and inspiring projects. To honor their work, and in light of International Women's Day, we present 15 outstanding projects designed by female architects.

The selection features work by the only two women to have been awarded the Pritzker PrizeZaha Hadid and Kazuyo Sejima – as well as projects designed by Sharon Davis and Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha, who both won Building of the Year 2016 awards. All fifteen projects represent the potential of each architect and can serve as inspiration for everyone.

View all of the projects after the break. 

Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Hélène Binet

Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) / waa (we architech anonymous) - Di Zhang


CaixaForum Zaragoza / Estudio Carme Pinos

© Ricardo Santonja

WMS Boathouse at Clark Park / Studio Gang Architects - Jeanne Gang

© Steve Hall Hedrich Blessing

Humanidade Pavillion 2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

© Leonardo Finotti

House in Guimarães / Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse - Sandra Barclay

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Grace Farms / SANAA - Kazuyo Sejima

© Dean Kaufman

Women’s Opportunity Center / Sharon Davis Design

© Elizabeth Felicella

PF Single Family House / Burnazzi Feltrin Architects - Elisa Burnazzi

© Carlo Baroni

Bioinnova / Tatiana Bilbao

© Iwan Baan

Cachaça Museum / Jô Vasconcellos

© Junia Mortimer

Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum / Studio Odile Decq

© Odile Decq

AV House / BAK Architects - María Victoria Besonías + Luciano Kruk

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

SESC Pompéia / Lina Bo Bardi

© Pedro Kok

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Cite: Delaqua, Victor. "In Honor of Women's Day, 15 Exceptional Projects" [15 projetos liderados por mulheres] 08 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. (Trans. Watkins, Katie) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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