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5 Zaha Hadid Buildings Seen From Above

This week marks the first anniversary of the death of Zaha Hadid, the most successful and influential female architect in the architectural discipline. Born in Baghdad (Iraq) in 1950, Hadid became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize in 2004, and twelve years later received the gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Hadid's untimely death left a fascinating and inspiring legacy. Meanwhile her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, continues to work on nearly a hundred projects worldwide. To remember her legacy, Spanish company Deimos Imaging has shared a series of photographs focusing on Hadid's work in five countries.

The images were captured by the Deimos-2 satellite, which was launched in 2014 and designed for very high-resolution Earth observation applications, providing multispectral images of just 75 centimeters per pixel. Hadid's incredible works take on a new dimension when you contemplate their proportions from the sky—or rather, from a satellite.

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion. Image © Deimos Imaging Sheikh Zayed Bridge. Image © Deimos Imaging Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Deimos Imaging Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Image © Deimos Imaging + 26

New Power Station / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden + 41

Restoration  · 
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku Flame Towers / HOK

© Farid Khayrulin © Farid Khayrulin © Farid Khayrulin © Farid Khayrulin + 11

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project HOK
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

Video: Autoban Design For Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku / Autoban

© Kerem Sanliman © Kerem Sanliman © Kerem Sanliman © Kerem Sanliman + 18

Airport  · 
Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Autoban
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Hufton+Crow ©  Helene Binet + 52

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Design Authors of this architecture project Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

Zaha’s Heydar Aliyev Center on Fire

Zaha Hadid’s recently-opened Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku 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

Heydar Aliyev International Airport / RSA Design Group

© RSA Design Group
© RSA Design Group

The existing airport in Baku currently serves both international and domestic flights. The local airport authority is currently in the process of building a new international terminal building. RSA Design Group was asked to submit a proposal for the renovation of the existing building. The renovated structure would be repurposed as a domestic terminal, with all international flights passing through the new terminal building. More about the Heydar Aliyev International Airport after the break.