The most beautiful building in Azerbaijan
• The most beautiful building of Azerbaijan
Baku survived a lot of buildings built in the Soviet era modernist style of constructivism and functionalism. After independence in 1991, Azerbaijan has become a lot of money to invest in the modernization of the city and the construction of modern buildings.
One of them was the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, designed by the architectural firm of Zaha Hadid.
Zaha Hadid won the competition for the construction of a new cultural center in Baku in 2007. The meaning of her project was to break the link with monumental Soviet architecture and to create a center in which culture would have developed in a new direction.
The building of the cultural center, and has a continuous surface as a liquid. This sensation is complemented by folds, waves and curves that do not just perform a decorative function, but also indicate the location of entrances and easier to navigate inside the building.
The shape blurs the boundaries between the building and its surrounding landscape. Aliyev Center is not perceived as a building built by people, but as a part of the landscape.
This is how it looked during the construction phase. To give the building a fluid form, the builders have created a network of metal pipes with a total length of 90 km. Form panels, which are sheathed roof, was designed in a special program. Sheathing of the building looked like picking up a mosaic of triangles, rectangles, trapezoids and parallelograms.
Architects told that their flowability to such traditional Azerbaijani inspired culture, in particular tradition cover wall surfaces and floor carpets. Such a smooth flow of one surface to another Zaha Hadid interpreted in an unusual shape of the building for Azerbaijan.
Let's see what's inside.
the outside it seems that the building has no rigid vertical concrete structures, and the interior, too, confirms the feeling of a continuous flow. This great merit of designers who have managed to hide the hard skeleton of a building for the smooth shapes and curves.
A lot of attention was paid to the choice of cladding material. The designers decided to use the GRC, elastic and impact-resistant material, which over time will not crack on flexing.
The joints between the facing panels (and the outside and inside) located so as to emphasize the fluidity and continuity of structures.
In a building designed site for the museum of Heydar Aliyev, the concert hall "Auditorium", exhibition halls, conference rooms, lecture halls and a restaurant.
It looks like the Cultural Center scheme.
The predominant interior color - white, but it is diluted with colored areas of flooring and greens.
On the ground floor Aliyev museum are the machines on which he drove during his presidency from 1993 to 2003.
And here is the concert hall "Auditorium".
In the halls there are various sculptures.
building lighting system has been carefully thought out. Thanks to her, in the daytime and at night the building looks completely different.
If the day facade of semireflective glass hides the contents of the building from the outside are observers, one night, when the lights are switched on, its interior becomes a well-viewed.
In the past this area was Sattarkhan plant, but then it was postponed in order to build a cultural center.
In 2014, the London Design Museum awarded the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center the first place in the category "Architecture".