Located on a hill overlooking the Caspian Sea and Baku’s old city center, this trio of iconic buildings has transformed the skyline of Azerbaijan’s capital. The city’s history of fire worship, natural gas resources and recent reputation as a hotbed for technology and commerce inspired HOK’s design of these sleek, flame-shaped towers.
Though similar in appearance, each tower was designed to serve a specific function. The tallest of the three structures—a 39-story residential tower—sits to the south and accommodates 130 luxury apartments. A 36-story hotel building on the northern corner of the site provides stunning views from 318 guestrooms. An office tower on the west of the site provides more than 350,000 square feet of flexible, Class A commercial office space.
Anchoring all three towers is a retail podium with leisure and entertainment amenities for occupants and guests. At night, LED lights on the exterior of the buildings create a flickering effect that enhances the “flame” concept.
Azinko Development M.M.C. led the Baku Flame Towers project. HOK was the architect, with DIA Holdings serving as design-build contractor and Hill International providing project management.