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Queen of the curve: Zaha Hadid's 10 most stunning architectural designs

Iraqi-born British architect, Dame Zaha Hadid died, aged 65, yesterday.

The first woman - and Muslim - to receive a prestigious Pritzker Architect Prize in 2004, and the first woman to be awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) gold medal in 2015, Hadid's buildings were commissioned in countries around the world, including Hong Kong, Germany and Azerbaijan. She also designed one of the stadiums that will take centre stage at the Qatar World Cup in 2022.

As well as her incredible design work, Hadid will also be remembered as a feminist trailblazer. Speaking on the challenge of making it as a female in a male-dominated industry, she told The Financial Times in 2013, "As a woman in architecture you’re always an outsider. It’s OK, I like being on the edge."

The architect always spoke her mind, and famously hung up on an interview with Radio 4 last year. 

From the London Aquatics Centre, designed for the 2012 Olympics, to the striking, 842 metre long Sheikh Zayed Bridge, here we have selected 10 of her most stunning designs.

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