Zaha Hadid has won Britain’s most prestigious architecture prize, the RIBA Stirling Prize, for the incredible MAXXI Museum in Rome. The judges said:
This is a mature piece of architecture, the distillation of years of experimentation, only a fraction of which ever got built. It is the quintessence of Zaha’s constant attempt to create a landscape as a series of cavernous spaces drawn with a free, roving line. The resulting piece, rather than prescribing routes, gives the visitor a sense of exploration. It is perhaps her best work to date.