Azerbaijani Architecture Today | Post-Modernism

In the past two decades, architectural trends have evolved from Modern to Post-Modern. In Baku, building designs have become more complex as rectangular skyscrapers are replaced by aesthetically diverse, curvilinear structures.
The Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
The Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

The Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, designed by Zaha Hadid, was featured on Architectural Digest‘s 2012 List of Big, Bold, and Buzz-Worthy Buildings.

AZERBAIJANI Architecture

Old City BakuModern Azerbaijan is both a dynamic, progressive nation and an ancient civilization with vibrant traditions and culture. Nowhere is this combination of old and new more evident than in Azerbaijan’s built environment. For example, the architecture of Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku, beautifully showcases this legacy. While Baku’s office buildings, apartment complexes, and glass skyscrapers mirror modern European design, ”Old City” Baku, known as  Icheri sheher,  features medieval Islamic domes, minarets, and ancient stone walls.

Azerbaijani Radio Hour

The Voice of the Karabakh Foundation, October 2, 2011. Access any of the shows of the Azerbaijani Radio Hour: The Voice of the Karabakh Foundation at