It was with sadness I learned of the death of the famous architect Zaha Hadid at the end of March 2016. One of her last works – the oyster shaped maritime terminal at the southern Italian port of Salerno was officially opened just weeks after her death.
My own favourite Zaha Hadid building (I am of course a little biased) is the wonderful Riverside Transport and Travel Museum on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. Berthed alongside is the Tall Ship Glenlee, a three masted barque, built at the end of the 19th century at Port Glasgow for the Glasgow shipping company Archibald Sterling & Co Ltd. For any lover of the sea and ships this is a must see attraction.
Zaha Hadid leaves behind a wonderful body of work around the world – her projects were often controversial, challenging, never dull and to my mind often magnificent – they will be her lasting legacy.