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Old March 3rd, 2008, 03:32 AM   #1
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BAKU - Full Moon Rising and Crescent Hotel

Heerim Architects has attempted to reinvent the skyscraper beyond the traditional with two lunar inspired projects in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Korean firm has dreamed up Full Moon Bay and Caspian Plus that includes Crescent Place on neighbouring peninsulas in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku that look on to the Caspian Sea - the two projects on opposite extremes of the same bay acting as gateway markers.

Hotel Full Moon is essentially a disc with rounded edges and a hole in one of the top corners that appears radically different to the view depending on the angle it is seen from. The frontage thanks to the bulging centre makes it appear more like a glass death star whilst the side profile is more than a little gherkinesque.

Changing appearance depending on the view is reinforced by the cladding treatment the architect has selected. The front will have a glass diagrid whilst the back will be covered with hexagonal honeycombs.

This main building will be a 35 storey luxury hotel with 104,182 square metres of space for only 382 rooms, a relatively small amount of rooms given the sheer size of the internal space on offer. It will reach a maximum height of 158.68 metres.

The hotel is linked via a zoomorphically shaped podium that snakes curvaceously around the boundaries of the site to two residential apartment blocks entitled Palace of Wind 1 and 2.

Acting as the counterpoint to Hotel Full Moon is Hotel Crescent, part of the Caspian Plus redevelopment that stands as a curving arch similar to a crescent moon. The arch-like nature of the building is revealed by the fact that the structure isn't a pure crescent on its inside relying on more regularly shaped columns to help provide it with support.

At 32 floors tall it will also be a luxury hotel, this time with 221 rooms. There will also be 128 serviced apartments in the building. Floor space will 128,140 square metres.

Behind it will stand a further four tall buildings, three of which will be residential with the tallest of the quartet being a 43 floor office building standing 203 metres tall.

Heerim Architects have not long been established in Azerbaijan. They only opened their office in the country in July 2007 and yet have already secured these two major projects that face transforming the capital of one of the world's fastest growing economies.











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Old March 3rd, 2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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pic number 2 : is this really baku in the background !!!!!????
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 08:02 PM   #3
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This project is so sick!
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #4
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Perhaps they should clean up the pollution first.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #5
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Amazing.. I think Dubai will steal this project
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Old March 6th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #6
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Perhaps they should clean up the pollution first.
F...! That pollution ranking is desinformation. I don't know who ordered that ranking and how did they decided it, but Baku is definately not so polluted. There are hundreads of big cities more polluted in the world. One of our new agencies try to get contact with that organization and has a big article about this and non-honest ranking with Baku in the end.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #7
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I like those projects. Hope will fit to Baku skyline.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #8
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talks about pollution is nonsence..if reports says it doesn't mean it tells truth....This project is sick!!!!!!!FORZA BAKU
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Old March 16th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #9
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This project is one of the best skyscraper projects ever
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 07:49 AM   #10
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ATTENTION!!!



Great news from AECOM (Savant) about Crescent Tower. According to the news the construction works will start in October 2009 and will last 4 years: http://www.savantinternational.com/m...0in%20baku.pdf

At the same time AECOM has recently added Crescent Tower in the list of its projects: http://savant.aecom.com/experience.aspx
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Old December 16th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #12
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Great ideals and inspiration. It would be so wonderful if they can build up these building.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 01:00 AM   #13
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this will set the new bar for skyscrapers!
wonderful design.. wish it was in my country.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 04:47 AM   #14
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this will set the new bar for skyscrapers!
wonderful design.. wish it was in my country.
canada?Philippine?
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I wish.. any of those two.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #16
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Fantastic Project

Is this already under construction? Who is the contractor building this project?
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I know Arabtec here in the UAE is tendering for the project so there must be some movement as regards project development
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The Crescent project's tender for general constrator is over. Italian Codest won buildings on the coast but a tender result for Crescent shape Kempinski hotel has not been announced yet. The piling works by Codest will start in next 2 months.

Full Moon project is approved but has not started yet
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Is there any update on the tender result for the Crescent shape Kempinski hotel? Who is the owner?
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Is there any update on the tender result for the Crescent shape Kempinski hotel? Who is the owner?
The tender for crescent shape Kempinski hotel is not announced yet while Codest won the tender for the Crescent place (4 skyscrapers on the shore). The owner of the project is Gilan Holding (Azerbaijan)
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