From princess to opera diva

DW’s celebrity photo spot this week reveals the moment when architect Zaha Hadid, fed up with the cowardly shenanigans dogging her Cardiff Bay Opera House design, finally flees Europe and declares her allegiance to the Stars ‘n’ Stripes.

Actually, Zaha is just looking on with pity after giving her Cardiff critics a thorough pounding. Nah, still not true. Zaha is just joining in the celebrations at the American Institute of Architects’ London chapter awards, which she judged. The winners were students from the University of Bath, Nabil Fanous Architects and Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners. But Zaha was the real star.

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