Azerbaijan: Baku Basks in Architectural Attention

The Heydar Aliyev Centre was recently recognized as Design of the Year by London’s Design Museum. (Photo: Heydar Aliyev Centre)

Baku is gaining international recognition as a center of cutting-edge architectural design thanks in part to a major award given recently to London-based architect Zaha Hadid for her Heydar Aliyev center. The Azerbaijani capital’s new look has plenty of local fans, but also some detractors.

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Shahin Abbasov is a freelance correspondent based in Baku.

Azerbaijan: Baku Basks in Architectural Attention

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