Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid DBE RA (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) was a British Iraqi architect, artist and designer, recognised as a major figure in architecture of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
9am–10.30am Get up and have a breakfast of scrambled eggs.
11am–2pm At home answering messages. ‘It never stops. I get phone calls from China at 4am.’
Lunch ‘It can be useful for seeing friends and clients.’ She’ll go to Moro, Hakkasan, the Delaunay or the Wolseley, or take a late lunch at Shoreditch House with a staff member, usually her company director Patrik Schumacher.
Afternoon At her office above her gallery on Goswell Road for meetings and appointments. ‘I can’t go to every meeting, and anyway I don’t like meetings.’
Early evening She’s invited to an event every night, but tries to keep two nights a week free. ‘The opening for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery was fantastic.’
Late evening ‘I have Apple TV. It’s brilliant, you don’t have to wait to watch anything.’ Her favourite series include The Killing and The Good Wife. ‘I’ve even seen bits of Downton Abbey.’