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Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center Baku

Korolija Fontana-Giusti, Gordana (2020) Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center Baku. In: Bonfitto, Peter Louis, ed. World Architecture and Society: From Stonehenge to One World Trade Center. ABC - CLIO Geography and World Cultures/Culture, 2 . ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 978-1-4408-6584-8. E-ISBN 978-1-4408-6585-5. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:90970)

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Abstract

The Heydar Aliyev Center, located in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is the city’s most prominent building and a primary example of parametric design—a flowing architectural style developed by the internationally-celebrated Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016). Similar in form to Hadid’s other buildings, the radically-shaped cultural center is comprised of giant curvy parabolic and hyperbolic forms that create a dynamic interaction with its elements that seem to challenge gravity.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Zaha Hadid, parametricism, parametric design, Baku, breakthrough landmark design, urban square
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Gordana Fontana-Giusti
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2021 13:01 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 09:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90970 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Korolija Fontana-Giusti, Gordana: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4725-3753
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