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This is What a Zaha Hadid-Designed Fabergé Egg Looks Like

As if winning the Stirling Prize wasn't enough, now architect Zaha Hadid has a new badge to wear: she's just designed a two-foot, six-inch-tall egg for famed 19th-century Russian jewels firm Fabergé. The creation's on display in London until April 7 as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, which enlisted various architects to design eggs and scatter them around the city. It's all for the greater good, folks: the eggs have text-message codes that trigger donations to two charitable organizations (and automatically enter the donor into a contest to win "a bejeweled egg coated in gold and set with 60 diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires," according to Architizer) and will all be auctioned off later.

· Zaha Hadid in London: From Olympic Stadiums to Fabergé Eggs [Architizer]