Google Doodle commemorated the life and achievements of legendary architect Zaha Hadid on Wednesday, just over a year after her death.
The visionary Iraqi-British architect was considered one of the greatest in the world during her life. Hadid's unique style became iconic, challenging tradition and embracing the abstract.
Throughout her career, she shattered the glass ceiling, winning awards and achieving things that no woman architect had before.
Hadid was the first woman to win the top Pritzker Architecture Prize
Google's Doodle was released specifically to commemorate the historic day when Hadid won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. She became the first woman to receive the award.
“It is gratifying to us as sponsors of the prize to see our very independent jury honor a woman for the first time. Although her body of work is relatively small, she has achieved great acclaim and her energy and ideas show even greater promise for the future," Thomas J. Pritzker said, announcing the jury's decision at the time.
She was also the first woman to receive the Royal Gold Medal in architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2016
And she received the Stirling Prize, the UK's most prestigious architectural award two years in a row
For the Evelyn Grace Academy in 2010
And for the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in 2011
Hadid died in 2016
Hadid died in March of 2016 from a sudden heart attack at age 65. With projects in progress around the world, including stadiums for Qatar's 2022 World Cup, Hadid's legacy will live on for years to come.