Farewell to one of architecture's greatest innovators The world of architecture and design lost another one of its greats in late March, when the shock news of Dame Zaha Hadid's death broke. Love her or loathe her, there was no denying she was one of the industry's most colourful, controversial and — as her friends will testify — charming characters. She had a wicked sense of humour and great compassion, but she often rubbed people up the wrong way because she also had no time for fools. She was also fearless in speaking her mind, and speaking up whenever she felt she was being marginalised, trivialised and discounted because she was a woman. In our special tribute to her on page 16, Hong Kong architects share their memories and thoughts on one of the greatest architects the world has ever seen. We also talk to Matthew Clifford of Jones Lang Lasalle (page 74) on sustainability, while our Material Matters section (pages 45-73) reveals fascinating new ways in which traditional materials are being used. + BREAKING NEWS: The Call for Entries for our A&D Trophy Awards 2016 is officially open — go to for more information.