Heydar Aliyev Centre

Zaha Hadid Architects, Baku, 2012

 

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Cultural centre containing a museum, auditorium and multipurpose hall near the centre of Azerbaijan’s capital Baku

Surrounded by apartment blocks the cultural centre sits at the top of a large terrace formed as a continuation of the architectural skin of the building.

The curved wavelike form contains the buildings various functions arranged around a giant central foyer.

The structure consists of a concrete structure combined with a space frame system. In order to achieve large-scale column-free spaces that allow the visitor to experience the fluidity of the interior, vertical structural elements are absorbed by the envelope and curtain wall system.

The building is clad with Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) and Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyester (GFRP).

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  • Begun: Sep 2007
  • Completed: May 2012
  • Floor area: 101,801m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Procurement: Design and build
  • Address: 1 Heydar Aliyev Ave, Baku, AZ1033, Azerbaijan

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