London based Architect, Zaha Hadid known for her unique and futuristic designs was recently awarded Praemium Imperiale for Architecture by the Japan Art Association.
"It is indeed an honour to receive this recognition from the Japan Art Association," commented Hadid.
"Working in Japan has been critical to the development of my work around the world.
I will always be grateful for this support early in my career.
My Japanese clients shared a passion for architecture - allowing us to investigate many things and design very powerful projects, interesting in their complexity and essential in developing our repertoire of work.
Through our architecture, we can enthuse people and make them excited about new ideas."