Exhibitions

What is inside: The Cultural Center of Heydar Aliyev

Today we want to show you what isinside this masterpiece of architectural thought in Baku. This miracle of architecture, designed by Zaha Hadid, wrote a lot. A huge building, similar to an alien ship or city of the future, really exists and is located in the capital of Azerbaijan. The building area is 52,417 square meters. m, the total area - 111,292 square meters. But today we want to show you not only how the center looks outside, but also what is inside it. And this is no less beautiful. Heydar Aliyev Foundation invited Maligno Industria Arredamenti to decorate a cafe, a library, a museum and a conference center in the tradition of local culture, with respect to it, and as a result the national monument turned out to be warm and cozy. And the interior design was carried out by Architect Thierry Beillevaire for Creative Architecture & Urbanisme Studio. The center's project was approved in 2007, and on May 102012 was its opening. Inside the building there is a congress center, a museum, exhibition halls, a library, a conference hall with 3 auditoriums, a catering area and administrative offices. Near the center is a park with an area of ​​9 hectares. The conference hall is designed for 2000 seats. To achieve perfect acoustics, it was entirely made of natural wood. At the same time, the walls of the hall are smoothly bent. Each exhibit of the museum tells visitors aboutimportant events of the social, political, economic, cultural and sporting life of Azerbaijan. The exhibition halls are located on 5 floors. They hosted exhibitions by Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Henri Cartier-Bresson. The audience of 967 seats is an ideal place for conferences, forums, symposiums and concerts. The Center hosted the Second World Forum onintercultural dialogue, the Baku International Humanitarian Forum, as well as the 12th summit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation. On his stage, concerts were given by such world-famous singers and musicians as Alessandro Safina, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Bolton, Kitaro, Yitzhak Perlman. http://www.malignogroup.com, http://www.worldarchitecture.org

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