Zaha’s Heydar Aliyev Center on Fire

Zaha Hadid’s recently-opened Heydar Aliyev Center in caught fire today. Flames started in the ceiling and, according to the Emergency Situations Ministry and Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office, were successfully prevented from spreading throughout the inner parts of the museum. Thankfully, no one has been hurt.

It hasn’t been long since the architecture world was sadden by a fire that caused extensive damage to Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles.

Reference: Today.AZ

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Zaha’s Heydar Aliyev Center on Fire" 23 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>


  • Jon

    That’s an expensive fire.

  • vere

    чем же было облицовано здание, что оно так горело?смею предположить,что композитный алюминий и очень сомнительного качества.Жаль,надеюсь вскоре восстановят!

  • Ben Dover

    Fortunately nothing of great value was lost.

  • Deise Paz

    Nãaaaaoooooo o da Zaha nãooo =(

  • luca

    looks nicer with some action, innit?

  • Azaad

    How did it happen? What was the reason???
    So bad event!!!!

  • T,.T

    Dame Haha: Don’t Panic! I gotta Vitra Fire Station & Olympics Swimming Pool !

  • Azeda Hadid

    to bad it didn’t burn to the ground

  • Arman Hosseini

    Architecture Must Burn.

  • Nole

    The roof the roof the roof is on fire!