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Vladislav Doronin, a Russian billionaire, real estate magnate, and art collector, had a vision for the home he commissioned from the late architect Zaha Hadid, reportedly as a wedding gift for his then fiancée, model Naomi Campbell. "I want to wake up in the morning and just see blue sky," he says beatifically in a video featured on the architecture firm's website. "I want to feel free." Now though, just one year after its completion, the Daily Mail is reporting that Doronin wants to be free of the 35,520-square-foot, four-story home --and that he's selling it for a cool £78 million (about $100 million). According to the article, the original price tag for the home was £117 million, but now that Doronin and Campbell have parted ways -- Doronin and his new supermodel partner, Kristina Romanova, have two daughters -- the real-estate mogul is willing to lower his asking price. Zaha Mohammad Hadid was an Iraqi–British architect. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK's most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in February, 2016, the month preceding her death, she became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. She was described by The Guardian of London as the "Queen of the curve", who "liberated architectural geometry, giving it a whole new expressive identity". Her major works include the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University's Broad Art Museum in the US, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Beijing Daxing International Airport in China. Some of her awards have been presented posthumously, including the statuette for the 2017 Brit Awards. Several of her buildings were still under construction at the time of her death, including the Daxing airport and the Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

A Russian Billionaire Denies He Is Selling the Only Private Home Zaha Hadid Ever Designed for $100 Million

The first and only private residence Zaha Hadid designed before her death in 2016 is on the market for a cool $100 million.
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Cathy Vikulchik 2020-01-13 at 19:07

Image Maggie's Centre Fife in Kirkcaldy, Scotland by Zaha Hadid
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-12-01 at 03:53

Image The Capital Hill Residence, by Zaha Hadid
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-12-01 at 03:44

Image One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-12-01 at 03:19

Image Galaxy Soho in Beijing, by Zaha Hadid
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-12-01 at 03:17

Image Phæno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany, by Zaha Hadid
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-12-01 at 03:12

Image The Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion, by Zaha Hadid
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-12-01 at 03:05

Image Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan, by Zaha Hadid
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