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After a few pictures showing the view of the Aliyev Center outside, time to present a bit of its interior.

I was fascinated by it. I liked the big space and light and again, the wavy lines everywhere. The smooth surface of the floor and wall provided nice delicate reflections.

Comprising a series of overlapping fluid surfaces, the building was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects as the main venue for exhibitions, concerts and other cultural activities in Azerbaijan's capital city. Glass-fibre reinforced concrete panels create the undulating wall surfaces, while windows and entrances are slotted into openings between different volumes. The architect cites the ornamental patterns and curving forms of traditional Islamic architecture as a reference for the design.
The smooth surfaces of the exterior continue through the building's interior, where large column-free spaces accommodate different uses, including a library, a museum and a 1000-seat auditorium. [].

Here the view of the main hall. There are many exhibitions inside, one of them is the exhibition of the old cars and cars used by prominents. On the left, beautiful 1929 Packard 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton .

The surface must be maintained clean so there are Women cleaning it all the time.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13046 W: 139 N: 33759] (153926)
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