Inspirational Zaha Hadid Quotes

Motivational Zaha Hadid Quotes And Sayings

Zaha Hadid Quotes:- Zaha Hadid ( 31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) was an Iraqi architect. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011.

Inspirational Zaha Hadid Quotes

When I first came to Guangzhou in 1981, it seemed such a hard and dour place with everyone in Chairman Mao’s uniforms.
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Inspirational Zaha Hadid Quotes

I am quite sensitive to politics because you know, as an Arab, an Iraqi, all your life, you are very conscious of it.
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I don’t think that everybody on the planet should have a child. I’ve never had the desire I should have a kid.
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I can’t focus when there are too many things around. Whenever I used to go to the office, I used to always say, ‘Tidy up.’
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Half of the architecture students are women, and you see respected, established female architects all the time.
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When I was growing up in Iraq, there was an unbroken belief in progress and a great sense of optimism. It was a moment of nation-building.
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I am equally proud of all of my architectural projects. It’s always rewarding to see an ambitious design become reality.
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Women are always told, ‘You’re not going to make it, it’s too difficult, you can’t do that, don’t enter this competition, you’ll never win it,’ – they need confidence in themselves and people around them to help them to get on.
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Famous Quotes by Zaha Hadid

People don’t talk to you properly. It’s the way they talk to you; they dismiss you. I think it’s a combination of me being a woman and a foreigner.
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I will never give myself the luxury of thinking, ‘I’ve made it.’
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My father was a socialist, so he would have thought that I shouldn’t be a dame.
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I always thought I was powerful since I was a kid.
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The commission process in America and England is different. In America, they do it through an interview process, and it’s really based on whether they like you or not. I mean, it’s nothing to do with whether you do the best scheme or the worst scheme.
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Of course I believe imaginative architecture can make a difference to people’s lives, but I wish it was possible to divert some of the efforts we put into ambitious museums and galleries into the basic architectural building blocks of society.
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What’s nice about concrete is that it looks unfinished.
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Zaha Hadid Inspirational Quotes

It’s very important for cities all around the world to reinvent themselves, and Glasgow is a good example of that. The Scots are very nice. I don’t think they are burdened by their history.
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I find industrial cities exciting. I like their toughness.
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Of course, my family helped me, my brothers helped me, but after I set up my own office I had to really help myself. Some people seem to think I had an oil well in my garden! It’s a nice idea but not true.
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For many years, I hated nature. As a student, I refused to put a plant anywhere – a living plant, that is. Dead plants were OK.
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Obviously for some people there is a big connection between music and the way you can create space.
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I don’t particularly like showing furniture on pedestals, but for whatever reasons you always have to in museums.
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My father was a politician and a very important politician, and one of the leaders of the Iraqi Democratic Party, who believed in progress.
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Architecture is particularly difficult for women; there’s no reason for it to be. I don’t want to blame men or society, but I think it was for a long time, the clients were men, the building industry is all male.
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If you think about making a city that is much more porous, many accessible spaces, that is a political position, because you don’t fortify, you open it up so that many people can use it.
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Zaha Hadid Important Quotes

I love driving around east London – it’s always full of surprises. Actually, I don’t drive myself – I like to be driven.
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There are so many great galleries and museums in London, but they can be very crowded during the day.
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I will always have two regrets. I don’t have a presence in London, and I would have liked to have done more work in the Middle East.
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I used to not like being called a ‘woman architect’: I’m an architect, not just a woman architect. Guys used to tap me on the head and say, ‘You are okay for a girl.’ But I see the incredible amount of need from other women for reassurance that it could be done, so I don’t mind that at all.
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I don’t think people should do things because you know, ‘I am turning this age, I must go have a husband.’ If you find somebody and it works out then have kids, it’s very nice. But if you don’t, you don’t.
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Contrary to popular view, I’ve never been patronized in the Middle East. Men maybe treat women differently, but they do not treat them with disrespect. They don’t hate women. It’s a very different kind of mentality.
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Best Zaha Hadid Quotes About Women

I think about architecture all the time. That’s the problem. But I’ve always been like that. I dream of it sometimes.
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I think it’s good if areas get upgraded and gentrified, as long as the people who always lived there can stay. But they get pushed out to someplace.
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When I taught, all my best students were women.
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I have been interested in fashion since I was a kid. Then I lived in London, where it was more about costume and a personal statement of who you are than about fashion.
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I’m into fashion because it contains the mood of the day, of the moment – like music, literature, and art.
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Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.
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I have always appreciated designers who dare to reinterpret fabrics and proportions, so I follow the Japanese and Belgian designers. The pieces are so animated. When they lie still, they are one thing, but once you stand them up or wear them, they become something else.
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Top Zaha Hadid Quotes And Sayings

In Iraq, many of my female friends were architects and professionals with a lot of power during the 1980s while all the men were at war in Iran.
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Education, housing, and hospitals are the most important things for society.
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Life in the Middle East is quite different from other places.
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I miss aspects of being in the Arab world – the language – and there is a tranquility in these cities with great rivers. Whether it’s Cairo or Baghdad, you sit there and you think, ‘This river has flown here for thousands of years.’ There are magical moments in these places.
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A good education is so important. We do need to look at the way people are taught. It not just about qualifications to get a job. It’s about being educated.
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My buildings are not particularly expensive. It is not a tin shed. If you want a tinny car, you pay for that.
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