Capital Hill – the country house designed by internationally-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, for Vladislav Doronin, CEO of Capital Group and Chairman of the Board at Aman Group – is one of the highlights of Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum, the first retrospective exhibition of her work in Russia. The exhibition focuses on the importance of the Russian avant-garde to Hadid’s practice, from the beginning of her career to her work today.
Built in the countryside just outside of Moscow, Capital Hill is the only private home in Russia, and one of a small handful around the world, to be designed by the architect. The building retains the signature spatial and futuristic forms that make Hadid’s architecture so distinct, and points to her ability to transpose the influence of the Russian avant-garde not only to public projects, but to private commissions too.
“Zaha and I share a love and respect for the Russian avant-garde and its commitment to the future and to the new,” said Vladislav Doronin, who invited the architect to design the entirety of the house.
He went on to say, “I always wanted to build something with Zaha. For me, she is an aspirational architect, and with Capital Hill she has managed to retain the core elements of the avant-garde but make them contemporary and relevant to the 21st century.”
Spanning Hadid’s forty-year career, the exhibition showcases projects (both realized and unrealized) around the world, such as The Peak Club in Hong Kong, the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, BMW Central Building in Leipzig, MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Art in Rome, London Aquatics Centre and Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku.