HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER
When many saw the architectural project of the Heydar Aliyev Center for the first time, they thought that it could be realized only as a result of a miracle. The construction of this unusual intricate structure was even considered theoretically unrealistic.
The construction of the center, which began in 2007, was commissioned on May 10, 2012, on the occasion of the 89th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev. The building of the Heydar Aliyev Center, considered one of the pearls of world architecture, is considered one of the symbols of modern Baku. The author of the building project is the world-famous architect, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize Zaha Hadid. She is known as the architect of a number of building complexes around the world.
Straight lines were not used in the design of the center building.
The structure of the building — its undulating rise from the earth to the sky, and then filtering and reuniting with the earth — embodies not only the postmodern style of architecture but also its permanence and infinity.
Lines on the building also connect the past and the future.
The harmony and interaction of the interior and exterior design of the center building make this space closer to everyone. Because the Center seeks to unite everyone around its ideas, regardless of age, race, religion, or gender.
The building's white color not only symbolizes a bright future but also aims to highlight the special elements here. Thanks to the white color, the rays of light move along the surface of the building and emphasize the selected parts of the project.
There is the Heydar Aliyev Museum inside the center.
The most attractive and interesting part of the Center, which is engaged in the study, popularization, and preservation of the heritage of Heydar Aliyev, is the Heydar Aliyev Museum.
Distinguished by its design and new technologies applied here, the museum is in harmony with the modern style of the Center.
Various aspects of the concept of activities implemented by Heydar Aliyev both in the Soviet period and in the years of independence are presented here in a virtual form. For those wishing to watch films about Heydar Aliyev, there is a special hall equipped with modern equipment. One of the interesting sections of the museum is the multimedia hall, which reflects the meetings of the national leader with the leaders of different countries.
In the "International Relations" section of the museum, information is transmitted through a special globe. Thus, when the name of any country in the world is mentioned, the meetings held by Heydar Aliyev during his reign are reflected on the screen.
Also presented in the museum is a list of military and civilian clothes, tables, personal belongings, orders and medals awarded in different years, gifts received by world leaders.