We have always been impressed by the works of Zaha Hadid, After all how can you not love the curved lines and unconventional forms of his accomplishments.
So it's no surprise that Zaha Hadid was recently awarded the "Design of the Year 2014 " from Design Museum in London, For the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The project is not only the first architectural project to win this prestigious award, but Hadid is the first woman to receive it.
The Heydar Aliyev Center hosts a variety of cultural programs, its design differs from architecture rigid and often monumental former Soviet Union, which is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensitivity and diversity of culture Azerbaijan.
The design of the Centre shall establish an ongoing relationship between the fluid inside of the building and its surrounding square. The square, like the surface of the ground, accessible to all, it stands to surround an interior just as the public and define a sequence of event space inside. Ripples, folds, inflections change this surface to create an architectural landscape that provides a number of functions: to welcome, embrace, and to guide visitors around the center; blurring the distinction between conventional and landscape architecture, interior and exterior.
The fluidity in architecture is not new to this region. Calligraphic scripts and continuous pattern of the historic architecture of Islamic origin no carpets on the walls, from the walls to the ceiling, to the domes; establish relationships seamlessly and blur the distinction between architecture and the land in which they live.
The design of the center refers to this sense of historic architecture, not through the use of camouflage or merely adherence to the iconography of the past, but with highly contemporary interpretation.
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