Chess Academy Baku

A Non Disclosure Agreement prevented me from including this Coop Himmelb(l)au project in my portfolio. But… finally I’m allowed to share the Chess Academy of Baku. This project is special to me, since I witnessed its inception. In his typical manner, Wolf Prix, founder of Coop Himmelb(l)au, drew something which didn’t resemble a building at all. Then, the team worked on it to turn it into a building.

I didn’t work on this project for a long time. But this project gave me my first and only all nighter at the Vienna architecture firm. We had to finish a design and presentation before 8AM (yep, in the morning) which forced me and five others to work all night long. But we finished the project in time, which was great!

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