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When Zaha Hadid met Pope Benedict XVI: I try to create spaces to be like heaven on earth

2016-04-01

In November 2009, Zara Hadid was in the first row to meet with Benedict XVI and dozens of other artists of various genres from around the world.

When the event concluded, she gave these symbolic statements to a journalist from Rome Reports:

Zaha Hadid
Architect
"Beauty in all origins is about, someone in heaven, how you can create spaces to be like heaven on earth in a way and that’s way there was so much effort to magnification created that not only in one single space but through a city or through large public spaces.”