From all angles, Builded Visions Realised prospects
In the field of architectural experimentation, Zaha Hadid has been a persistent radical for the last twenty years a visionary, breaking with conventional forms of building in the most relentless way. The foremost significance of her contribution to present-day architecture lies in a series of influential and revolutionary expansions of the repertoire of spatial articulation available today. Her manifold international teaching posts, including the one she holds at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna at the moment, bear evidence that working with students is as important to her as her architectural practice.
Zaha Hadid has conquered design resources that are beyond the supposed remit of the discipline proper. These include representational devices, graphic manipulations, compositional strategies, spatial concepts, typological inventions, and suggestions for new living forms and structures. The most important thing is motion, says Zaha Hadid, the flux of things, a non-Euclidean geometry in which nothing repeats itself: a new order of space.