Baku Flame Towers

Baku Flame Towers is a striking new addition to the skyline of Baku. Inspired by Azerbaijan’s long history with fire worshipping, the towers are an eternal flame for a modern Baku. Located on the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, the site is situated on a hill overlooking Baku Bay and the old city center.

Three Towers on a Common Podium

With a site area of approx. 28,000 m², the project consists of three towers located on a common podium. The total construction built up area of the project is 245,000 m². At the base of the towers, they are connected by a glass roof. Underneath is a large shopping mall.

Werner Sobek was responsible for facade engineering, parts of the structural engineering, and site supervision.

Architecture
HOK Architects, London/United Kingdom

Planning time
2007 − 2009

Construction time
2008 − 2012

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Structural engineering of numerous special structures (flicks/spires, skylights in base building etc.)
Permanent site supervision

GFA
234,500 m²

Client
DIA Holding, Istanbul/Turkey

Photography
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany

 

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