Street side: Zaha Hadid celebrated with a tribute in Saudi Arabia
Remembering an icon
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.