Is Zaha’s Latest Prize Really an Advancement for Women?
By Vanessa Quirk for ArchDaily
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Is Zaha’s Latest Prize Really an Advancement for Women? We, also, can only hope that the winner will be a representative of another schema for architecture. And that Hadid’s spotlight will help them shine more brightly.
“I have practised Architecture at a time when Architects were full of hope and optimism. At a time when we felt that the changes in Planning and on Architecture would change living conditions and improve the world. A time when there was great hope for the future.”
The panel has cited Hadid’s many accomplishments (she was the first female architect to win the Premio Pritzker, designed the Sterling Prize-winning MAXXI Museum in Rome and the Guangzhou Opera House in China) as evidence that she ”has broken the glass ceiling more than anyone and is practically a household name. Her achievement is remarkable.”
However, the choice of Hadid, always a controversial figure, brings into question the aim of the Prize, and forces us to explore what is really needed to improve the state of women in Architecture today.
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