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Igniting Baku's Reinvention

Baku Flame Towers
Baku, Azerbaijan

“Rising nearly 800 feet, the Flame Towers will be among the tallest skyscrapers in the country. But it's their constantly curving design that makes these some of the most challenging structures ever attempted.”

Science Channel

Since achieving its independence, Azerbaijan has been positioning its capital city, Baku, as an outward-looking, high-tech city.

Located on a hill overlooking Baku Bay and the old city center, this iconic trio of buildings transforms the city’s skyline and promotes its historic identity. Baku’s history of fire worship provided the inspiration for the design, which consists of three flame-shaped towers, each with a different function, set in a triangular shape. They are visible from most vantage points in the city.

The 39-story residential tower — the tallest of the three — sits to the south, accommodating 130 luxury apartments with stunning views.

The hotel, operated by Fairmont Hotels, is located on the northern corner of the site and consists of 318 rooms over 36 floors.

Located on the west side of the complex, the office tower provides more than 33,000 square meters of flexible, Class A commercial office space.

The retail podium acts as the anchor for the project, providing leisure and retail facilities for the three towers’ residents and visitors

Baku Flame Towers is a project by Azinko Development MMC. HOK was the architect, with DIA Holdings serving as design-build contractor and Hill International providing project management.

Watch a CNN interview about the Flame Towers with HOK’s Barry Hughes.

SIZE

2.5 million sq. ft. / 234,500 sq. m.

SERVICES

Architecture
Master Planning

AWARDS

MIPIM – Best Hotel and Tourism Resort

NEWS

29 September 2014
“10 Multifamily Residences Taking Advantage of Waterfront Location”
Urban Land 

21 August 2014
“Baku Flame Towers/HOK”
ArchDaily 

21 May 2014
“Baku Flame Towers Named One of World’s Best Skyscrapers” 
HOK News

24 January 2014
“Flame Towers By HOK Illuminate Historic Baku Waterfront” 
designboom magazine 

31 July 2013
“Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers, Azerbaijan Sets the Skyline Alight”
4Hoteliers 

30 April 2013
“Architectural Pearl of Baku Named Best Hotel and Tourist Center”
Azernews 

24 October 2012
“Baku Alight with Flame Towers”
World Architecture News 

26 September 2012
“Flame Towers Light Up Baku’s Historic Skyline”
CNN

1 November 2011
“Build it Bigger: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and Flame Towers”
Science Channel