17 2016 DiPaolo Pedone lg

Francesco Di Paola
Department of Architecture (Darch)
University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Pietro Pedone
Polytechnic of Milan
Bulding-Architectural Engineering (EDA)
Lecco, Italy

The logo expresses the “nexus” of architecture and mathematics proposing a stylized detail of a well-known free-form structure: the skin of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, designed by Zaha Hadid. The design suggests the complex surface development and refers to contemporary architecture and to the advanced computing required to realize this kind of structures from sketch to building.