I have spent most of my adult and independent life in Guangzhou, China. Modern Guangzhou is a huge city not only in terms of its dimensions, but it is also famous for its architectural structures. The Opera House is one of them. This building was designed by Zaha Mohammad Hadid who was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize (the equivalent of the Nobel Prize) in 2004.
All her buildings look like aliens and are intricately shaped. You cannot confuse her masterpieces with any other works. It is true for the Opera House as well. When the building was erected, it seemed to me that it looks like a flying saucer: it is very, very unusual. In Guangzhou I advise you to visit the park in front of the Canton Tower where the Opera House is located. And if you get the chance to see a performance, do it.
Zaha had a hand in constructing some buildings in Russia too. Her projects are a residential complex Zhivopisnaya Tower in Moscow, a futuristic mansion for Vladislav Doronin, a business center Dominion Tower in the area of Dubrovka.
Zaha Hadid passed away on March 31, 2016, but her creations still live. We have to thank her for her extraordinary thinking and for the beauty she left behind.