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 01 Sep 2014. <>


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    That’s an expensive fire.

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

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    Fortunately nothing of great value was lost.

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