[APPRECIATION]Heydar Aliyeu caltural Center

Zaha Hadid Architects was appointed as design architects of the Heydar Aliyev Center following a competition in 2007. The Center, designed to become the primary building for the nation’s cultural programs, accepting the IALD Award of Excellence for the HEYDAR ALIYEV CULTURAL CENTER were Maurice Brill and Aniket Gore of Maurice Brill Lighting Design LTD.

 

 

The fluid form of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center is created by a single surface, where the floor becomes the wall, which then becomes the ceiling. Lighting responds to the challenge of the constantly varying geometry and expresses the sculptural quality of the building by using light to model the surfaces of the building both internally and externally.

 

 

Key lighting solutions include 3D curved fluorescent lighting recessed in the building skin, 3D curved IP68 floor light troughs and a high powered.LED lighting system for the auditorium.

 

 

The exterior landscape and façade lighting has a definite hierarchy that follows the site contours. The high-contrast, low-light-level environment uses accents on vertical surfaces and water features to visually lead pedestrians to the main building. The curved LED markers within the plazas and stairs provide a feeling of movement and dynamism in a relatively dark environment achieving.

 

 

 IP68 floor lighting troughs, in-ground uplights and wall washers are used for façade lighting. The areas closer to the building are illuminated using a warmer tone similar to the interior lighting, which becomes cooler as the distance from the glazing increases reinforcing the lantern effect.

 

 


For the multipurpose hall, the ceiling fin lighting details provide as much as 300 lux on the working plane for conferences. Track spots provide the accent for tables if the space is used as a ballroom.

 

The bleed of light coming from the wall and ceiling overlap, creating a visually stimulating space. Using a high-powered 3D LED lighting system provides ambient lighting, which is further complemented by the use of spots hidden in the ceiling slot.

 

LIGHTING DESIGN:MAURICE BRILL LIGHTING DESIGN LTD
ARCHITECTURE:ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
AWARDS: 2014 IALD AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
LOCATION: BAKU, AZERBAIJAN
YEAR:2012

 

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