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In Azerbaijan, flames are flaring on a hill that overlooks the Caspian Sea and the old city centre. It is not a devastating fire however, but a luxury trio of modern skyscrapers that are burning.

Flame Towers - high flames over the Caspian Sea

Eva Ledecká
06.Sep 2017
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Flame Towers

Baku Flame Towers has become a global symbol for the City of Baku in Azerbaijan. The shape of the luxury skyscrapers was not chosen by accident. The silhouette represents the Land of Fire, the nickname of Azerbaijan. It obtained it thanks to the rich deposits of natural gas in the area that rule/control the economic development of the region. Another source refers to the ancient history of the Worship of Fire in this country.

Flame Towers
Flame Towers
Flame Towers

Luxury apartments, offices and shops

The entire complex consists of three towers, each of which has its own specific function. In the southern tower there are luxurious dwellings in which you will find 130 flats on 39 floors. The highest of the three towers hosts luxurious suites that overlook Baku Bay in the Caspian Sea. In the northern part of the complex there is also a luxurious hotel tower that is connected to the office tower. In each of the 3 towers there are shopping centres on the ground floor that are used not only by the inhabitants of the skyscrapers but also by the citizens of the City. On the ground floor of the eastern tower you will find a luxurious Lamborghini store, for example.

Flaring flames above the city

Behind this original project is the HOK architectural studio, based on the design of which the Flame Towers skyscrapers were built in Baku between 2007 and 2012. The estimated building cost for the entire complex is cca. 350 million US dollars. The building facades have been transformed into gigantic screens that utilise over 10,000 high-performance LED luminaires. They enable changing the colours of the flames and display the movement of the fire perfectly.

Prodej luxusního bytu 5+kk Praha 7 - Bubeneč
Prodej luxusního bytu 5+kk Praha 7 - Bubeneč, Praha 7

The best illumination in the world

In accordance with the survey at the website the illumination of the Flame Towers has been named the best in the world. In addition to many prestigious architectural awards, the Flame Towers were also awarded the Pittsker Prize for Architectural Achievement and in 2009 they won the Imperial Prize in Japan.


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