CAC Architect Wins Stirling Prize
October 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
Zaha Hadid, architect of Cincinnati’s Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts, was awarded the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. Born in Iraq, the British architect was previously nominated three times for several other projects in Germany and Austria. She collected the £20,000 prize at a ceremony at The Roundhouse in London two days ago.
RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) describes Hadid’s project as "a mature piece of architecture … a place of paths and routes … bravely day lit with a sinuous roof of controllable skylights, louvres and beams which orientate and excite the visitor creating uplifting spaces.” RIBA also mentioned that this was “perhaps her best work to date.”
The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the architects of the best European building that is built or designed in Britain.
In addition, Hadid also designed the Aquatics Centre in Stratford. Located in East London, the Center will be the main venue for swimming events at the London 2012 Olympics.