In Pictures: Renowned architect Zaha Hadid’s most iconic buildings

From a swooping space-age shopping mall to a Z-shaped school with a running track cutting through it, architect Zaha Hadid leaves behind a legacy of buildings that will be remembered long after her death on Thursday (March 31). Born in Baghdad in 1950, the "Queen of the Curve" became a revolutionary force in British architecture even though she struggled to win commissions in the United Kingdom for many years. Hadid’s buildings have been commissioned around the world and she was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects gold medal. Here are some of her most iconic buildings.