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 it 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 feet, situated in close vicinity to Baku’s city center. The structure symbolizes the redevelopment of the city. It comes into existence as an excellent gift for the town in the 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 in May 2012.
Throwing some specific attention to the architectural makeup of the entire structure, The Heyder Aliyev Center comprises of an auditorium (also known as the conference hall), a museum, and a magnificent gallery. The feature which leaves its 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 its entirety seems like a natural molding 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 molds show the adjustment and adaptation of the cultural elements of the society. At the same time, 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 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 the use of space frame systems.
A series of logistics were built where the support to the structure’s mainframe was given by its walls and cantilevers from each direction. In addition to this, semi-reflective glass panels are used on 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, quite contrary to what happens at night. It gives it an unbelievable awe-striking view from the inside.