Zaha Hadid RA in conversation with Alain Elkann

Published 8 March 2015

The eminent architect discusses her approach to her work and her thoughts on the past, present and future of architecture.

  • At a special event held in the Academicians’ Room recently, Zaha Hadid RA was joined by Alain Elkann, author and journalist, to discuss her background, her sources of inspiration and motivation, and her views on the past, present and future of architecture.

    Listen to some highlights from their conversation in the clips below, or scroll down further to watch the whole event.

  • Clip one

    Zaha Hadid RA discusses what she likes best about being an architect

    In this extract from an event in conversation with Alain Elkann, Zaha Hadid explains what she likes best about her job, and describes her love of precision.

  • Clip two

    Zaha Hadid RA on inspiration and creating 'spatial experiences'

    In this extract from an event in conversation with Alain Elkann, Zaha Hadid RA explains why, for her, architecture is about creating ‘spatial experiences’ rather than just buildings.

  • Clip three

    Zaha Hadid RA on the common thread in her work

    In this extract from an event in conversation with Alain Elkann, Zaha Hadid RA discusses the common thread that runs through all her work.

  • Full event recording

    Listen to a recording of the entire event

    Recorded in the Academicians’ Room on 25 February 2015.

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