Heydar Aliyev Monument, Baku

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The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 619000sqft 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. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003.
The Center houses a conference hall, a gallery hall and a museum. The project is intended to play an integral role in the intellectual life of the city. Located close to the city center, the site plays a pivotal role in the redevelopment of Baku.
The Heydar Aliyev Center represents a fluid form which emerges by the folding of the landscape’s natural topography and by the wrapping of individual functions of the Center. All functions of the Center, together with entrances, are represented by folds in a single continuous surface. This fluid form gives an opportunity to connect the various cultural spaces whilst at the same time, providing each element of the Center with its own identity and privacy. As it folds inside, the skin erodes away to become an element of the interior landscape of the Center.
Heydar Aliyev Center had an official soft-opening ceremony on 10 May 2012 held by current president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
An internationally recognized architectural work, the building of the Heydar Aliyev Center has become a signature landmark of modern Baku due to its innovative and cutting-edge design. Extending on eight floor levels, the center accommodates a 1000-seat auditorium, temporary exhibition spaces, a conference center, workshops, and a museum. The building was nominated for awards in 2013 at both the World Architecture Festival and the biennial Inside Festival.
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  • The monument is in the park, around the flowers. It's beautiful. Nearby is a fountain. Behind the monument is Heydar Aliyev's Palace
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  • Beautifully laid out green area with rabbits and co was on the way are not extra to I wouldn't either
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  • Amazing! Impressive architecture building from outside and from inside as well. Each floor is dedicated to a specific theme and well designed. The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57,500 m2 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.
  • Heydar Aliyev Museum is certainly one of the best Museums I visited around the globe. PS: Make sure it’s the first thing you visit in Baku as Mini Azerbaijan section shall give you a hint to plan the rest of visit according to what you would like to explore more. Open: till 5pm Fees: 15 AZN / adult >6 years
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