Legendary architect Zaha Hadid has died at 65 -- here are some of her most memorable works
Completed in 2003, the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati was Hadid's first project in the United States. It was a huge critical success.
After the success of the Rosenthal Center, Hadid was hired for several other projects. The BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany was among the first. It was completed in May 2005.
And she designed the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany, which was also completed in 2005. The New York Times called it "the kind of building that utterly transforms our vision of the future."
She designed the Bridge Pavilion in Zaragoza, Spain as one of the main landmarks for Expo 2008. The 919-foot covered bridge spans the River Ebro.
A view of the the new national museum for contemporary arts and architecture in Rome's Flaminio district, Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Italy is opening its first museum of this kind Saturday in an indication that it wants to shed its image as merely a keeper of Italy's glorious artistic past. The â¬150 million ($223 million) MAXXI museum opens Saturday on the grounds of a former military barracks in a residential area of Rome. It was designed by Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-born architect who was the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2004. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
Hadid was commissioned to build the aquatics center in London before the city even won the bid for the 2012 Olympics. It has two 50-meter pools and a diving pool.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - 2015/03/01: A general view of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. (Photo by Aziz Karimov/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
She also finished the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in 2012. The angular facade is made of pleated stainless steel and glass.
A security guard is seen at Wangjing Soho on a hazy day, in Beijing, China, December 8, 2015. China's capital on Monday issued its first ever "red alert" for pollution, as the city government warned that Beijing would be shrouded in heavy smog from Tuesday until Thursday. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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The late architect Zaha Hadid, known as "The Queen of Curves" for her modern curving designs in her buildings, died Thursday at the age of 65.
Her legendary career led her to become the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize(the Nobel Prize of her field) in 2004. She also received numerous other awards and honors, including being named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DME) in 2012 and earning the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal in 2015 -- the first ever given to a woman.
The Iraqi-born British architect died in a Miami hospital after suffering a heart attack, a representative for Zaha Hadid Architects confirmed with Business Insider. She had been admitted to the hospital after contracting bronchitis earlier this week.