HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER
Location: Baku, in Azerbaijan
Creative Direction: Emiliance Ismailov
3D/CGI: Jamil Rza
Retouching: Emiliance Ismailov
The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 619,000-square-foot building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.
We want to introduce you Baku in different concept. In the first project we have talked about Maiden Tower which was shown above water. The building was burned out twice a year while constructing it. Nevertheless, it keeps looking fabulous and amazing after all.
On 20 July 2012, a fire started on the roof of the building at about 11:30am. It was quickly put out by firemen, and it was initially reported that the fire only damaged the roof of the building, leaving the interior only slightly damaged, mainly because of the water used by firemen to extinguish the fire. The fire was found to have resulted from negligence in the use of welding equipment in the roof; three Turkish contractors were subsequently charged under Azerbaijan's criminal code. The resulting damage was found to have had "grave consequences and material damage on a large scale". Subsequent to sixteen months of repairs, it was formally (re)opened on November 5, 2013.