The £97 million spaceship-like home designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Hadid for a Russian billionaire is finally complete after a ten year process.
It is the only private residence by Hadid, whose work includes the London 2012 Olympics aquatic centre and the Qatar World Cup venue.
Dame Zaha – who died aged 65 in 2016 – designed the home in a plush Moscow suburb for real estate developer Vladislav Doronin, whom she would refer to as ‘the Russian James Bond’ due to his particular style.
Star ship cruiser home: This is the £97million spaceship like home, located inthe Moscow suburb of Bharvika, designed by famed architect Dame Zaha Hadid
Big bucks: The house has been specifically designed for billionaire real estate developer Vladislav Doronin
Fit for Bond: Dame Zaha would reportedly refer to Doronin as ‘Russian James Bond’ because of his style and taste
Stunning: A view from above shows why the one-of-a-kind building has been compared to a space ship
Mr Doronin bought the plot in the middle of the forest in Barvikha – a suburb of the capital known as Moscow’s Beverley Hills – for £20million, which has now been adorned with the $140million (£97million) mansion.
The structure is built over four levels with the lower three levels merging into the hillside and the top level, appearing like a watch tower above the forest canopy.
On the lowest level, the basement and leisure space includes a living room, massage and fitness area as well as sauna and Moroccan hammam baths.
One level up on the ground floor is a main living room, dining room, several kitchens and entertainment area.
One-of-a-kind: It is the only private residence by Dame Zaha, whose work includes the London 2012 Olympics aquatic centre, and she designed the tall master bedroom tower to fulfill Doronin’s dream of ‘seeing nothing but blue sky’ in the morning
Up top: The master bedroom upper level floats 115ft high above the pine trees and has beds built into the walls
Above the trees: The master bedroom, with views of the Moscow forests, at the top of the house is accessible via a glass-lift
The mansion boasts an indoor pool, an eight-car garage, a wine cellar, a 3D cinema room, a nightclub, hair salon, Japanese garden, massage rooms and a waterfall
Bottom’s up: The basement boasts health and fitness facilities, the ground floor contains the main living room, dining room as well as several kitchens
What more do you need: The first floor of the building hosts the library, guest room and children’s room
Blueprint: The structure is built over four levels with the lower three levels merging into the hillside and the top level, appearing like a watch tower above the forest canopy
Blue skies: Dame Zaha and Doronin first started to work on the design of the building when meeting in London ten years ago
Run up, run up: The grand staircase takes Doronin and guests from the ground to the first floor
Within the space are skylights, a double-height ceiling and a grand staircase, framed by two-curved concrete structures, which create a division between the main living room, dining room and the indoor swimming pool.
The 25-metre indoor pool has a glass cover, which transforms it into a dance floor – and there’s also an eight-car garage.
On the first floor is the main entrance lobby, the study/library, guest room and children’s room.
Dame Zaha was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize as well as the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Speaking of the architect and her exceptional vision, Doronin, the former boyfriend of Naomi Campbell, told the Sunday Times in 2016: ‘This is building is so special. Like Zaha., it’s not from the 21st century.’
A digitally created image from before completion shows the master bedroom and the imagined view over the forests
One of a kind: The ‘space ship mansion’ is home to billionaire Vladislav Doronin (right) and the last property to be designed inside and out by the late Dame Zaha Hadid (left)
Stunning views: On the upper level, pictured in a digitally created image, which floats 115ft high above the pine trees and accessible via a glass lift and stairs, is the master bedroom, lounge and terrace
Another pre-completion computer-generated image shows the clean lines and white walls inside
The property tycoon owner, 53, and former boyfriend of Naomi Campbell, bought the plot in Barvikha for £20million
He also recounted their first meeting in London ten years ago, when he told her how he wanted the master bedroom done.
‘I said, “Zaha, I don’t want to see any of my neighbours. I want to wake up every morning to see blue sky and tops of trees.’
As a result, the upper level – with master bedroom, lounge and terrace – floats 115ft high above the pine trees and is accessible via a glass lift and stairs.
The beds are moulded into the walls like futuristic cocoons with built-in speakers, the wardrobes are made entirely of glass and the bathroom tops of pewter.
There’s also a wine cellar, a 3D cinema room, a nightclub, hair salon, Japanese garden, massage rooms – and, of course, a waterfall.