2009 - boulevard - baku - azerbaijan

The beach promenade is 3,300 metres long and is linked to a public green space up to 180 metres deep that is intensively used by the local population. The goal of the design is to give this promenade a rhythm and to enhance it by public facilities that offer both instruction and entertainment. The aim is to add “highlights” to the existing qualities, public magnets that might attract a qualified commercial infrastructure and further leisure facilities.

All the proposals address the location on the water, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The high-point: a peninsula extending 200 metres into the sea. I t contains initially an information centre, restaurant facilities, shops and a jetty for a water bus. Above all an opportunity is offered to reflect on the history and culture, nature and society, economy and ecology of the region – Azerbaijan is an oil-producing country. In the aquarium you can look at the fish of the Caspian sea, in front is a gallery route that documents species already extinct. There are two towers, one contains the resources museum, while in the other the first seaplane in the world, which started from here, is exhibited. Viewing terraces, restaurants, and a floating pool that forms a bridge to the Caspian Sea round off the amenities.

Bauherr | Client: Regierung | Government

Planungsbeginn | Start of planning: 2006
Nutzfläche | Usable floor area: 25.248 m2
Umbauter Raum | Enclosed volume: 171.150 m3
Freifläche | Outdoor area: 74.626 m2
Landschaftsplaner | Landscape planner: HVP
Projektleitung | Project management: HVP 

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