Baku Flame Towers by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Jan 2014 5:48 pm | Skyscrapers

The Baku Flame Towers comprise a mixed-use development created by the HOK architectural practice and they are located on a hill overlooking the waterfront of Baku in Azerbaijan and set in a triangular formation.

Each tower has a specific function and they represent flame-shapes referencing the local history of fire worship. The towers have a height of 140 meters and each offers an overview of the capital as well as of the Caspian Sea.

The tallest tower is at the southern edge and it accommodates 130 residential units spread over 39 floors. The Northwestern side hosts a hotel with 250 rooms and 61 serviced apartments and this building has 33 floors and the third structure hosts a commercial office space.

The three towers are connected through a three floor retail podium hosting commercial spaces and leisure areas that can be accessed by the residents as well as by visitors. The project won the MIPM Best Hotel and Tourism Resort Award.

 

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