Today on the Google home page, at least it should be worldwide but I am offline so I can’t verify, is a special Google logo, Doodle for Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi-born British architect who died last year on March 31, 2016 at the age of 65 in Miami, Florida.
She was an awarded and recognized architect with well-known buildings such as the aquatic centre for the London 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum in the US, and the Guangzhou Opera House in China. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
So she has some accolades to say the least.
Sadly she died very young from a heart attack.
The Doodle Google made seems to represent the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Forum discussion at Google+.
This post was scheduled to go live today but was written earlier – I am currently offline today.
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