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Zaha Hadid, the revolutionary architect

Hadid adopted the abstract pattern and was influenced by deconstructionist philosophy during its wave in the 1970s.

Turki Aldakhil

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Zaha Hadid, the revolutionary architect and the “queen of curves,” as she is described, has passed away.

She adopted the abstract pattern, and was influenced by deconstructionist philosophy during its wave in the 1970s. Her designs decorate East and West. A daughter of Baghdad who emigrated to Britain, she also designed shoes.
Legacy.

She was a bridge between civilizations via architecture, and wanted to compensate for Iraq’s violated heritage via buildings that future generations will get to see.

A lot has been written about her iconic buildings in the world’s capitals. Hadid’s architecture is vibrant and revolutionary.
She haunted spaces, drew curves and created abstract designs. She made architecture speak. Her architecture says a lot to a world full of blood and destruction.

She was a bridge between civilizations via architecture, and wanted to compensate for Iraq’s violated heritage via buildings that future generations will get to see

Turki Al-Dakhil

This article was first published by Okaz on Apr. 04, 2016.
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Turki Al-Dakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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