Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has paid tribute to Zaha Hadid, who died suddenly yesterday, just months after the pair were at loggerheads over the controversial Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium design.
“Dame Zaha Hadid was a great architect who led the world of contemporary architecture after the era of Postmodernism,” Kuma told Dezeen today. “She used the latest computer technology to the full and pioneered new formations of architecture.”
“To surpass her achievement is the challenge left to the next generation of architects following her – myself included.”
Kuma was part of a group of Japanese architects, including Fumihiko Maki, Toyo Ito, Sou Fujimoto and Riken Yamamoto, who protested against Hadid’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium project.
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