Breakthrough Architecture


The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 619,000-square-foot internationally acclaimed architectural masterpiece in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Center, with its innovative, cutting-edge design, has become the signature landmark of modern-day Baku. The structure’s distinctive architecture eschews sharp angles in favor of flowing, curved shapes. In fact, not a single straight line was used in the Center’s design. The Heydar Aliyev Center houses a museum, conference hall, and gallery hall. It plays an integral role in the intellectual life and redevelopment of Baku.


Sazcılar Otomotiv of Bursa, Turkey was the contractor hired to build the highly complex stair structure in the Heydar Aliyev Center. One of the main reasons Sazcılar was chosen is that it has a wide range of application knowledge and extensive experience in materials, fabrication methods, and systems for combining composites with other materials. With four main production facilities and a staff of 530 people, Sazcılar Otomotiv has been providing customers in various industries with state-of-the-art composites solutions since 1987. The company’s main production areas include: automotive, railway, bus, truck, construction, and architecture.


Sazcılar Otomotiv successfully delivered the highest quality work, meeting all deadlines despite being given a very tight schedule for building the composite structure. METYX Composites supported Sazcılar by providing the PET foam and specialty non-crimp reinforcements that the unique structure required.


“We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the suppliers for this exceptional project. It gives our team great pride to have contributed to the construction of a structure that has been widely recognized for its architectural signifance,” commented Tunç Üstünel, Co-Director, METYX Composites.