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Zaha Hadid at Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
Zaha Hadid stands in front of the new Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2011

Architect Zaha Hadid at the June 2011 opening of her Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland

Photo by Jeff J Mitchell ©2011 Getty Images

Pritzker laureate of 2004, Zaha Hadid has designed a variety of projects all around the world, but none more interesting or important than Great Britain's Riverside Museum of Transport. The Scottish museum traditionally displays automobiles, ships, and trains, so Hadid's new building required a great mass of open space.

About Zaha Hadid's Riverside Museum:

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Opened: 2011
Size: 121,632 square feet (11,300 square meters)
Prize: winner of the 2012 Micheletti Award
Description: Open at both ends, the Museum of Transport is described as a "wave." Column-free exhibition space curves back from the river Clyde to the city of Glasgow in Scotland. Aerial views recall the shape of corrugated steel, melted and wavey, like the marks of a rake in a Japanese sand garden.

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Source: Riverside Museum Project Summary (PDF) and Zaha Hadid Architects website. Accessed November 13, 2012.

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