Dame Zaha Hadid the first woman to be awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for architecture. Iraqi- British Architect Zaha hadid received the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2016 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. Zaha Hadid  – Riba Gold Medal Winners 2016 Royal Gold Medal 2016 – Zaha Hadid: The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced that the globally-renowned architect ...