Who’s Leading the Architecture Arms Race?

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Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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Would you believe Baku, Azerbaijan.

The national government is spending an estimated $6 billion a year on architecture projects. Azerbaijan’s leaders want to make their capital city a destination for the rich and famous; they are building fabulous structures to entice the worlds elite.  The latest example: the Heydar Aliyev Center designed by Zaha Hadid.

Heydar Aliyev Center - BIM

Heydar Aliyev Center – BIM

Heydar Aliyev Center - sketch

Heydar Aliyev Center – Sketch

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Heydar Aliyev Center – Lanscape

 

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