/ May 22, 2014

The Story of the Iraqi girl called ZAHA!
Haj Hussein was smart enough to protect his properties during World War I and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. He had become rich through trade with Damascus, and had bought or otherwise acquired some ten acres. Haj Hussein Hadid was the cleverest man in Mosul in the early twentieth century, eventually became the governor of Mosul. It was the beginning of the story of Zaha. Mohamed, Haj Hussein’s son Mohammad was the first Iraqi graduate of the University of London, School of Economics. He was Zaha’s father. Muhammad returned to Mosul to check the progress of the newly formed country and finally became the Finance Minister of Iraq. Since Zaha was born his father was a lawmaker and influential figure. Zaha Mohamed Hadid didn’t know if she was going to go the same way, so she was thinking whether she should go the same way or not. She started mathematics at the American University of Beirut, and after graduation, while she was just 21 -year-old, attended Architecture Association School in London and later became a student of Metropolitan.
The article tries to develop a better understanding of the role of the family roots of the architect to counter a purely perception of her architectural ideas. The story of Zaha Mohamed Hadid, from the efforts of Haji Hussein during World War I in Mosul to the legend of a lonely girl in the unfamiliar tracks of western architecture, has a lot to teach us about the life and eternity of a legend. Without such a powerful family, Zaha would not have become such a famous architect.
In 2013, for the first time in the history of Iranian architecture, it has been announced that one the biggest projects of the capital, Tehran, would be designed by a British architectural firm, Zaha Hadid Architects. In a realistic point of view and according to the scope of this discussion, hiring such a famous architect could create significant value for a capital in Middle East.
publiched in Designer Magazine