Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Centre named best architectural design of 2014

25 April 2014

Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan has won the architecture category of the Designs of the Year awards.
Hadid was jointly credited with Patrik Schumacher as winners of the Design Museum award.

The building in the Azeri capital was picked from a shortlist by a jury that included Piers Gough of CZWG, reports Building Design.

Hadid's design beat a raft of other shortlisted entries, including 6a's facade for a Paul Smith shop in Mayfair, Alison Brooks's housing in Harlow, John Pawson's church in Augsburg and David Chipperfield's Museuo Jumex in Mexico.

The overall Design of the Year will be announced on 30 June from the winners of all the categories - architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport.

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