Zaha Hadid dropped by her own exhibition when I went with my architect sister Tania to see it one London morning in 2002 or 2003. Hadid was a rock star in the architect world even back then. My sister was pretty excited to be in the same building with one of her heroes. She obviously also had great presenting skills to convince people to make unusual and expensive buildings! Personally I was disappointed that her work that she called “paintings” in the show was made by her team rather her own hand but seems to be normal for successful artists at a certain point in their careers. Her vision of flowing lines and circular shapes truly shook up architecture.
BBC News: Architect Dame Zaha Hadid dies after heart attack