The Very Futuristic Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center is a recently built architectural marvel of modern day architecture that flaunts the beauty of exaggerated levels of precision and elegant- chic designs. This is a building that needs an introduction so flamboyant that could do full justice to each of its twists and curves and can tell a story to the commoners, who shall be grateful to the architect of Heydar Aliyev center for this masterpiece.
Heydar Aliyev Center is spread over a geographical area of 619,000 square foot, situated in close vicinity to Baku’s city center. The structure symbolizes the redevelopment of city and comes into existence as the great gift to the city in form of a major landmark by its creator cum architect- Zaha Hadid. The project has been under construction for a long time but has been lately officially inaugurated as a building complex on May 2012.
Throwing some specific attention to the architectural make up of the entire structure, The Heyder Aliyev Center comprises of an auditorium (also known as the conference hall), museum, and a magnificent gallery. The feature which leaves it admirers stupefied is its amazing look from the outside. Zaha Hadid has achieved exemplary levels of precision in giving the posterior view of the building, of what it is today. The building makes a series of furrows and ridges cutting at sharp angles yet in a pattern that seems like a flawless, effortless flow of tidal waves.
Forceful yet easy and natural. When viewed from a distance the building in entirety seems like a natural moulding of an already existing topography by the agents of natural forces. This kind of presentation works totally in compliance with the idea the building is trying to represent here. The architect of the building wanted the building to play a crucial role in the city’s intellectual life. The perfect moulds show the adjustment and adaptation of the cultural elements of the society while the sharp ridges and furrows indicate that every element has got room to protect its individuality helping them to be intact.
Furthermore, the insides of the building are meticulously planned to give birth to the perfect cocktail of adequate space and modern styles and design patterns. The walls are painted and carved out sophisticatedly to indicate the Baku’s modern and traditional aesthetics. Also, a lot of innovative ideas have sprouted to save on the usual cost and time consuming process of manufacturing, such as use of space frame systems.
A series of logistics were built were the support to structure’s mainframe was given by its walls and cantilevers from each direction. In addition to this semi- reflective glass panels are used at the roof to let the light play a curious, mischievous pattern on its own depending upon the angle at which the light is incident of its surface at different parts of the day. While during the daytime, most of the extra sunrays are reflected back, quite contrary of it happens at the night. Giving it an unbelievably awestricking view from the insides.