Following sustainability measures heydar aliyev

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Following sustainability measures Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku (Azerbaijan) Completed in 2012 is considered one of the most important projects of Zaha Hadid. Its shell is made out of a steel space frame and glass-fibre-reinforced concrete panels, concealing the vertical supports within the walls. The building reflects the fluidity of traditional Azeri architecture and represents traditional floral patterns. Ornamentation runs from the flooring to the walls and to the dome. In this project parametric software was heavily used to develop the skin to make it more rational and efficient and, what’s more important, allowed the creators to form an internalised urban space formed by undulated ground panels. Façade of the complex consist of 18,000 panels, approximately 1 m by 2 m. Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) and Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC).The main structure of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre is a mix of reinforced concrete, steel frame structures, and composite beams and decks. The space frame is composed of a special steel tube-and-nodes system (a product of MERO-TSK International). For aesthetic purposes, the cladding needed to give the building a monolithic appearance, not only to make it read as a continuous volume but also to accomplish the transition to the plaza surface. All visible seams needed to run parallel to one another, reinforcing the building’s wavelike design. The cladding material had to meet various practical considerations, such as UV resistance and light reflectivity. Capital Hill Private Residency in Moscow (Russia) It was the first and only project of Zaha Hadid made for a private investor. Vladislav Doronin wished to wake up every day right under the blue sky, what was achievable only by lifting the bedroom level above the trees of Barvikha forest. Curvy lines of this spaceship building could be made only by the use of GFRC panels. During the design stage, the architectural team was contemplating natural stone, GFRC and GFRP for the façade, or pre-cast concrete usable in external façade. During the summer of 2008, after seeing the first mock-up made by Fibrobeton, the architect decided that the best alternative to put the project into practice was GFRC. Contract was signed in the beginning of 2010. Primarily, all the elements were designed in accordance with their transport, assembly and production requirements. Wind, earthquake and snow loads had a great effect on design criteria. The most important load in the project located in Moscow was the snow load. Because of this, the dimensions of production had to be calculated and adjusted, and unique solutions were developed by increasing the thickness of the material. 1.100 molds were made in order to produce a total of 1.100 individual panels. All panels were manufactured in a unique manner, and according to their own CAD details. Special GFRC gutter elements, with very sharp edges were produced for the Banya building. 3D, digitally designed panels, which are all different respectively were produced only after being checked countless times with wind, snow and fire. [7]
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