The Building More Imposing of Azerbaijan Has Signature of Woman
Zaha Hadid revolutionized the world of the architecture and did so with current materials, computer media and a ruthless elegance.
“Thanks Zaha”, thought Ebrahim, while he get off the car, the first, as it could not be otherwise. Behind him 36 people more, prepared to meet with the goal that the famous artist had promised months back, in his dear Australia, so away from where he is now: the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. The exposure made of the extinct architect had been a success, and after closing it, he schedule to take a trip to one of her most iconic works: Heydar Asiyev Center.
«Thanks Zaha», thought Rebecca, her Italian friend, which, knowing of the trip, she wanted to go, and not in accordance with this, it occurred to her that could to be a trip for more people, thus, together, they pay tribute to the woman who changed the way into we build. Of course, she knew the Heydar Asiyev, a complex of 57,000 meters square built on a surface upward of 101.801 meters square of solar, as in these cases, the design had won a contest international, among other things, by take advantage of the slope natural introducing it as a part of the project.
«Thanks Zaha», thought Marcos, a friend of Rebecca, expert in Retail of real estate luxury, which had endorsed the idea, organizing the trip and opening the range even more: anyone who would like to accompany them, regardless of their origin or place of residence. The construction impressed him even more than he expected, its changing silhouette was reputed to be the sinuous on the planet, below which lie three different volumes: a Museum, a library and an auditorium with 967 seats.
«Thanks Zaha», thought Celine, Canadian lawyer, whose office is adorned with several sheets of designs of the artist. She get out off of a second bus, with 36 others behind, the call had exceeded the predictable and had pointed to a large group of fans of the architect. The architect Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu, had been the local link in the construction of the building, a usual practice of the large law firms of architecture is to find others on the construction country, either by logistics or imperative legal.
«Thanks Zaha», thought Dounia, political of origin Moroccan, resident in Spain, which get out off from the same car with her heart full of pride by the woman capable of creating this… in a male world. She had read that the construction began in 2007 and the opening (all an event) was made on May 10 of the year 2012. The top of the complex reaches 74 meters, in the Library, where the undulating folds of the front end, «is like a white sheet that hides a secret under its fabrics», except that this sheet seemed to emerge from the earth itself.
«Thanks Zaha», thought Nozomi and Anibal, they arrived from Japan, during the travel had collected enough information, as that the company of the construction, Dia Holding, used 121,000 meters cubic of concrete, 194,000 meters square of formwork, 5,500 tons of steel structural, besides 11.902 parts of GRP (plastic reinforced with fiber of glass) and 3,149 parts of GRC (concrete reinforced with fiber of glass) to cover the 40,000 meters square of cover, the best: the panels were all unique, they needed of computers for the physical location of each one in the envelope.
«Thanks Zaha», thought Aleksandr, businessman Russian interests in the Caspian Sea, although it was not the first time that he visited the Cultural Centre in Baku, he was very excited to do so with so many strangers from other parts of the world, he was the first to get out off in the third bus. He was familiar with the glass fiber, shaped by different threads of silica material or glass with different formulations, the interlacing of these fibers form a mesh that interacts with other materials (such as plastic or concrete) contributing to the properties: excellent thermal insulation, good behavior to traction and high toughness and durability.
«Thanks Zaha», thought the members of the family Riquelme, from Chile, distributed between the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth buses, with success, they thought of spreading to meet more people. During the trip they had been responsible for explain in their vehicles that the AKT (Tuncel Engineers) engineering firm, had calculated the mixed structure of reinforced concrete (on one hand), consisting of slab foundations on several levels and a reticular network housing the building and of trusses of steel (on the other) that cover up to 150 metres long and 70 high, responsible not only for protecting the complex of the inclement weather, also hold numerous panels that give shape to interior walls.
«Thanks Zaha», thought Niara, native of Ghana, a nurse that had given all what had and more by her homeland and that is had taken a breathe convinced by their friendships French, not is regretted, was an experience empowering. The young woman enjoyed much of the Culture Square, the park that connects with the building is for public use, winding walks are part of the architecture of the place as well as its artificial lake, allowing a connection between natural green and white of the building.
«Thanks Zaha», thought Ranjit, when he left the bus, was far from their place of birth: Jamaica. He was aware of the importance of the lighting (was a musician) and had read the relevance that had in the building, the exterior volume reflects the light during the day, enhancing its silhouette against the surrounding buildings, at the same time that changes according to the time and position. Part of the facade is formed by walls of glass semi-reflective, taking advantage of the light in the interior without causing discomfort, these glasses have a position that is alive, breaking its horizontal boards, not doing so with its verticals, Ranjit was highly impressed.
«Thanks Zaha», thought the others people, who that came out of the twenty-four buses that transported them from different locations. Gathered there waiting with anxiety the entry into the complex, speaking, portraying the moment, enjoying the atmosphere. In secret, longed to see the interior, where the curves features of the designs of Hadid would continue intercommunicating the spaces, avoiding the distinction between vertical and horizontal, «all is same, nothing is equal», seems tell the Center Cultural of Baku, which has changed the city for always.
«Thanks Zaha», again thought Ebrahim, by create a unique space, breaking the rules and opening the mind to us, involving to others in the importance of architecture in our lives. The popular artist was thrilled, everything had gone better than he thought, before enter in the Auditorium, the almost 900 people from all over the world (and he thought to make the solo trip…) were made several family photos, they would create a blog where go up their impressions and would form an elegant and unalterable, link as her inspiring, Zaha Hadid.
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