Zaha’s destiny was already written in her name: the word "hadid" in Arabic means “iron,” just like her strong and determined character.She was born in 1950 in Baghdad, the cradle of Arab culture, on the banks of the Tigris River. After studying math in Beirut, she moved to London where she became a brilliant architect.In 2004, Zaha Hadid was the first woman ever to win the Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious international award for architecture.