The Architects’ Journal has reported that Zaha Hadid’s will shows the net value of the late architect’s estate to be more than £67 million, or more than $80 million, according to the latest exchange rate.
Hadid named business partner Patrik Schumacher as the only nonrelative beneficiary of her estate to receive a lump-sum, leaving him an outright gift of £500,000. The will also made Schumacher as one of four executors. The other executors of the will are architect Rana Hadid, Zaha’s niece, and two close friends: artist Brian Clarke and Lord Peter Palumbo, who also served as chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize jury that awarded Hadid the honor in 2004.
Hadid died suddenly of a heart attack on March 31, 2016, in Miami. The Iraqi-born British architect was 65, and throughout her highly-decorated career she designed projects including a firehouse at the Vitra campus in Weil Am Rhein, Germany; the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan; and the Messner Mountain Museum in the Italian Alps.