admire the curves & collections of the Heydar Aliyev Centre

Explore the wide range of art collections and exhibitions of the Heydar Aliyev Centre, then step outside to marvel at its wonderfully flowing structure. You won't fail to be inspired!

admire the curves &collections of the Heydar Aliyev Centre

admire the curves &collections of the Heydar Aliyev Centre

Designed by the illustrious Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the eye-catching Heydar Aliyev Centre opened in 2012, since when its astonishing curved, wave-like shape and innovative use of space have turned it into an icon of modern Azerbaijan. In 2014 the stunning structure, which doesn't have a single straight line, won the London Design Museum's prestigious Design of the Year Award. 

The building aims to be a place that is open to anyone regardless of gender, race and origin and that brings people together united by shared ideas. And besides its extraordinary appearance, it’s also a world-class exhibition and museum complex where you’ll find a wide range of permanent and temporary curations showcasing the best of local and global arts and culture. Among the permanent collections, there's a museum exploring the life and legacy of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, a Mini Azerbaijan exhibition displaying miniature versions of the country's key landmarks, and even a very unique collection of classic cars. 

In addition, the Centre also has a stylish cafeteria as well as a state-of-the-art auditorium that hosts international conferences and events. What's more, the surrounding area is effectively a large green park where, in warmer months, you can walk, relax and get away from the urban hustle and bustle.

admire the curves & | collections of the Heydar Aliyev Centre
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Air temperature

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16.8°C
Average:
15.2 – 19.2°C / 59.4–66.6°F

Feel temperature

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18.6°C
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15.1 – 20.5°C / 59.2–68.9°F

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