Dame Zaha died in 2016 at the age of 65 - architectural historians of the future will surely recognise her as one of the most important architects of the early 21st century. Born in Iraq, her reputation was global, but she made Britain her home. This lecture tells the story of her career, from the visionary projects of the 1980s, when her designs were considered un-buildable, to the prolific crop of successful projects built all over the world in the last decade of her life.