CHINA COMMISSION--The remarkable Guangzhou Opera House is a project of Zaha Hadid Architects based in London. The firm’s principal, Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE, is an Iraqi-British architect. Baghdad-born (1950) she has earned the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004—the first woman to do so—and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011.
Built between 2003 and 2010, the Guangzhou Opera House is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural sites overlooking the Pearl River (near Hong Kong and Macao).
Photos: Zaha Hadid Architects, Iwan Baan photographer