Zaha Hadid, nicknamed "the Queen of Curve" and "the Magician of Zigzag and Flower Forms", is one of the leading figures of the world´s postmodern architecture. Her work is classified as an example of deconstructivist architecture, an approach characterized by irregularities of shapes and unpredictability, which often denies the traditional elements of architecture. However, her designs are always based on a local context. The mission of the studio is to cultivate and strengthen the identity of the place and the bond of the residents and other users with it, by using locally typical elements and creating a unique architectural design. The façade of the Prague project near the Masaryk Station is inspired by the rails and the golden colour characteristic of Prague´s towers.
Zaha Hadid was the author of many public buildings. The realization of a fire department house for the Vitra factory in Weil am Rhein, Germany (1993) brought her the first recognition. For Austrian Innsbruck she designed the Bergisel ramp for ski jumpers (2002), and for the Olympics in 2012 she created the London Centre for Swimming Sports. Her studio designed many world museums, such as the Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art (2000) or the Riverside Museum in Glasgow (2011). She also created designs for administrative and commercial buildings, such as the BMW office in Leipzig (2005), the Hong Kong Innovation Tower (2013), the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul (2011) or the headquarters of the Port Authority in Antwerp (2016).
In 2004, Zaha Hadid became the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. In 2010 and 2011, she was honoured by the Stirling Award, the UK's most prestigious award, for the design of the MAXXI Contemporary Art Museum in Rome and the Evelyn Grace Secondary School in London.
In the Zaha Hadid Architects studio, the architect of Czech origin Jakub Klaška is in charge of the revitalization project of the Masaryk Station area. He studied architecture first in Prague at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, with Eva Jiřičná, and then in the Zaha Hadid Studio at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. For Zaha Hadid Architects, he has worked since 2010 on a variety of projects such as the International Center of Culture and Art in Changsha, China, the 520 West 28th residential project in New York, and the winning design of the first fully-wooden football stadium for the Forest Green Rovers Club in England.