Ben van Berkel and UNStudio would like to express their deeply felt sadness at the sudden death of Zaha Hadid
Zaha was a very great friend and colleague. When I was at the AA, she was an enormously influential, inspiring and encouraging tutor. In more recent years, she had become a truly great friend who I will dearly miss. She was a formidable force and influence within the profession. Her strength and determination were second to none and what she has done for women in architecture will never be forgotten. My heartfelt sympathies go out to her family, friends and of course, her studio at this incredibly difficult time.
Ben van Berkel
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