Newsflash – the RIBA have just awarded the Gold Medal to Zaha Hadid.
Fantastic news – she’s one of my heroes.
Totally brilliant, totally mad, totally British, totally uncompromising, totally scary.
Fantastic woman, fantastic architect – and fantastic also that this is the first time ever that the RIBA, traditionally a collection of crusty boring old men, has crowned a woman with the Gold Medal. I wonder if there will ever be such a situation of the NZIA in little old New Zealand, ever recognising a woman in the same way?
Only trouble is, of course: there is only one Zaha.