Exterior and Concrete Siding Material After a fire destroyed the Weil am Rhein fire station in 1981, it fell to the 43-year-old Hadid, who had spent the better part of the last decade lecturing and sketching, to design the replacement building. Hadid has said that the structure is almost like a piece of Land Art due to the way the slim profile defines a narrow corridor.  Photo 1 of 18 in Queen of the Curve: 18 Influential Works by Zaha Hadid