IMAGE: Courtesy Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins

Rooftop Architecture & Design Film Series: Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins

Zaha Hadid is one of a handful of global superstar designers who have changed the way people think about the world through buildings. Hadid once had a reputation as a “paper architect,” whose unbuildable projects began as vivid paintings of gravity-defying shapes exploding into the void. How did this extraordinary woman—by turns charming, stubborn, visionary, and exacting—come to build the impossible? (2013, 75 min.)

Screening two nights, March 25 and 26. Tonight's screening will be introduced by Nerea Feliz, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.

Roof opens at 7P, film at 8P.

About Nerea Feliz

Nerea Feliz is a licensed architect in Spain and UK and currently teaches as an Assistant Professor in the Interior Design Program at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Before joining UT, she taught for four years at the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning.

With nine years of professional experience working for Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, among others, Feliz has developed projects from early design stages to detail and construction phases in a number of ranging scales and programs, from mixed-use office buildings to a new terminal in Heathrow Airport and a temporary market in Spain.

In 2010 she started the independent practice Nerea Feliz Studio, an emerging design and creative research office. Her research inquires about the complex dimensions that lie at the intersection of interior design and architecture.

Feliz holds a master's and bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Politecnica University of Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura (ETSAM), from which she graduated in 2003.

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