Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Centre

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Haute Living cover star Zaha Hadid recently added this incredible structure in Baku, Azerbaijan to her design portfolio. Zaha Hadid Architects completed the Heydar Aliyev Centre as a modern cultural center composed of fluid and reflective surfaces, a place for concerts, exhibitions, conventions and more.

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Glass fiber panels and concrete join together to create wave-like walls with curved glass windows, and the space offers well-placed outdoor lighting to accentuate the building’s shape.

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Inside and out, the structure pays homage to traditional Islamic architecture in the form of fluid columns and ornamental patterns.

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To support this unique modern design, structural support is provided by a space frame system and concrete structure to allow for plenty of open interior space without supportive columns.

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Photos courtesy of Hufton + Crow, Iwan Baan, eoi.es, wikimapia

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