Silicon Collar looks at machines and humans at work in over 50 settings across industries and countries. On this blog I will excerpt many of those settings over the next few weeks. On Deal Architect I will excerpt more of the policy parts of the book.
Till her untimely passing in March 2016, Hadid was the lead partner of her London firm that has architected dazzling structures around the world. Her senior partner, Patrik Schumacher, has called their work “parametricism,” which he views as “a successor to postmodernism: shaping architecture with algorithms, computer design and new materials.”
Hadid's first major commission was the Vitra Fire Station in Germany, distinctive with its hard concrete structural bends. Her toughest assignment, she had said, was the MAXXI Italian National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, which took a decade to construct and has been hailed as a masterpiece by critics. More successes followed, including the Aquatics Center for the 2012 London Olympics and the Guangzhou Opera House.
Image of one of Hadid’s works - Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan