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Street side: Zaha Hadid celebrated with a tribute in Saudi Arabia

Street side: Zaha Hadid celebrated with a tribute in Saudi Arabia

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Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Editor: Shannon Wylie


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A university in Saudi Arabia is paying tribute to legendary architect Zaha Hadid by naming a street after her. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

The University of Hail in Saudi Arabia has just named a street on its campus after Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. Choosing to name streets, buildings and faculty sites after strong and prominent female personalities, students of the university selected the Pritzker Prize winner — who passed away in March last year — to be the name of a street occupying the engineering facility. Other streets have already been named after Saudi scientist Hayat Sindi and Khadija Bint Khuwaylid, who was a well-known businesswoman. 

Hadid's legacy still reigns strong in Saudi Arabia after Zaha Hadid Architects announced a new project for the Urban Heritage Administration Centre in the city of Diriyah. Also, don't miss Hadid's well-known architectural masterpiece in Beirut, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs.

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