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Monday 14 Feb 2011
 
Zaha's 60th 
 
 
 
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16/02/11 Alex Njoo, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
Ms. Hadid is 60! How well I remember my first knowledge of her work on the cover of Domus, an un-built project. She has, since those days, gone from strength to strength, irritating some, drawing admiration from most. Although I can't be at the Burlington Arcade, I wish her well from a distance.
 

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The first in a new series of intriguing news bytes from the world of architecture 


Zaha’s recent 60th birthday celebration almost went under the media’s radar until now. News is leaking out of a highly exclusive dinner at the bizarre but über-cool venue of Burlington Arcade off Piccadilly in London.

The arcade dates back to 1819 when Lord George Cavendish, who lived in Burlington House (now the Royal Academy) commissioned his architect, Samuel Ware, to design a covered promenade of shops – unofficially to stop ruffians from throwing quantities of rubbish (oyster shells in particular) onto his property and officially ‘for the gratification of the public and to give employment to industrious females’.

Rumour has it that the entire 200 yard length of the arcade was converted into a refectory style dining area with trestle tables. The exclusive guestlist included both A-listers and friends. Perspex cubes containing silk scarves fashioned into the shape of her buildings were placed at intervals along the huge table. Rumours that one was empty with a label ‘Cardiff’ are unsubstantiated.

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