Capital Hill Residence
- Moscow, Russia
- 2006 – 2018
- Private Client
- Under Construction
Located on the north-facing hillside within the Barvikha Forest near Moscow, where pine and birch trees grow up to 20m high, the Capital Hill Residence is divided into two main components. The first merges with the sloping forested landscape, while a separate volume ‘floats’ 22 metres above the ground to benefit from the spectacular views of the forest over the trees.
The client, Vladislav Doronin, explained to Zaha Hadid, “I want to wake up in the morning and just see blue sky.” Hadid replied, “You realise you have to be above the trees?”
The form of the residence is defined by its natural topography with fluid geometries emerging from the landscape and remaining partially embedded within the hillside.