Architect Dame Zaha Hadid, whose designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Centre, has died. She died following a heart attack on Thursday in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis.
Collecting another award in February, Hadid said she was proud to have been the first woman to win,
"We now see more established female architects all the time.
That doesn't mean it's easy. Sometimes the challenges are immense. There has been tremendous change over recent years and we will continue this progress."
Dame Zaha's other creations include the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, the Riverside Museum at Glasgow's Museum of Transport, and Guangzhou Opera House in China.
Born in Baghad, she studied at Beirut University before embarking on her career at the Architectural Association in London. In 1979 she set up her own company - Zaha Hadid Architects.
Her first major commission to be constructed in 1993, was the Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein in Germany, below. She was 65.
(via BBC News)