Photographer's Note

I am afraid that you are already bored with the Aliyev Center, so here another fascinating building that is not ready yet but I am sure it become another icon of Baku. Gert was also interested in its construction and posted a few pictures, main and Workshops.

Located on land reclaimed from the Caspian Sea, Caspian Waterfront will be a 120,000m² entertainment, leisure and dining destination over five floors. It will be Azerbaijan's premier entertainment venue. A central ‘flame’ tower completes eight angled glass façades inspired by the eight-pointed star on Azerbaijan’s national emblem.
Originally designed by Chapman Taylor in 2007 as a congress centre, the building is being repurposed to include five levels of entertainment, leisure, F&B and retail. The design for the interior is harmonised with the exterior design to provide a single homogenous concept for the entertainment centre. It would serve a similar role to the Sydney Opera House in how it related to the waterfront – a sculptural form with a series of shell roofs which would reflect in the water and look impressive when illuminated at night. The eight ‘petals’ would house eight auditoriums, all converging on one central auditorium, so that the centre could hold several events simultaneously. [].

I was fascinated by this building. I hope you will like it too.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13121 W: 141 N: 33970] (154560)
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