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London Design Museum's Design of the Year: Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects

London Design Museum's Design of the Year: Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects
London Design Museum's Design of the Year: Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Hufton + Crow
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Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center has beaten out seven shortlisted designs to win Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Awards. The shortlisted proposals - from a portable eye examination kit to Volkswagen’s XL1 CAR - will remain on view at the museum through August 25.

Not only is Ms. Hadid the first woman recipient in the Awards' seven year history, but the center is the first architecture project to be lauded: "It's beautiful, it's inspiring, it's the clear vision of a singular genius and we thought it was a remarkable piece of work," jury member Ekow Eshun noted.

Other nominated architecture projects included: NLE Architects' Makoko Floating School, The Turbulences FRAC Centre by Jakob + Macfarlane Architects, and the interior remodeling of the St. Moritz Church by John Pawson. See more stunning images of the Heydar Aliyev Center here.

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "London Design Museum's Design of the Year: Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects" 30 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/522242/london-design-museum-s-design-of-the-year-heydar-aliyev-center-zaha-hadid-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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