CCBU will celebrate Women's month by focusing on the life and work of Iraqi-British architect Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) at a Happy Hour to be held on March 20th. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK's most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in 2015 she became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
During the event guests will have the opportunity to watch a video about the construction the "One Thousand Museum Tower. One of Zaha Hadid's final projects, One Thousand Museum Tower in Miami, approaches completion, and a new documentary on its construction has been released by PBS. The building was the subject of the season premier of "Impossible Builds," which profiles "the creation of some of the world’s most ambitious, complex and technologically advanced construction projects." Described by the show as "one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board," the 62-story tower features a unique glass fiber reinforced concrete exoskeleton – a system never before seen at this scale.
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