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Zaha's Olympic Diss

Architect Zaha Hadid, designer of the £269 million Aquatics Center to be used for this summer's Olympic Games, is unhappy about being overlooked for an invitation to any of the events that will take place in her building.

While not known for her sunny disposition, Hadid may have a legitimate reason to be annoyed with organizers of this summer's Olympic Games.

"As she tells ES Magazine, the Games failed to extend to her an invitation to any of the opening or closing events, not even to the diving or swimming relays that will take place at the £269 million Aquatics Center that Hadid designed and built over an eight-year period. Zaha criticized Olympic organizers for the ostensible oversight, calling them 'rude' and adding that 'when you've designed a building like this you want to see how it's used.'"

"When questioned about the debacle, Locog, the London Olympics' event coordinator, referred to standard policy, advising that the most assured way to get passes was to go through the public application channels."

Full Story: That Awkward Moment When You’re Not Invited to the Opening of Your Own Building


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