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The Chapman Taylor-designed Port Baku Tower 2 is under construction in Azerbaijan.

The architectural design for the 135,000m2, office-led Port Baku Tower 2 was conceived as a sculptural completion of the wider Port Baku development. The new mixed-use tower is an evolution of the original Port Baku Tower 1 design, completed in 2011, forming a “bookend” to the eastern aspect of Port Baku and creating a sense of enclosure to the central zone of the development.

When complete, the two towers will create a strong composition, further emphasising the scale and importance of Port Baku in this prominent city location.

The sculptural, curving façades and inclined upper levels create an elegant addition to the Baku skyline, while the angled foyer space at the base of the new tower, with its 16m-high ceiling, creates a strong sense of arrival and an impressive entrance into the office building. A self-supporting helical feature stair provides a dramatic visual statement and adds a sense of luxury.

The podium to the west of the tower mirrors the tower’s angled base and provides restaurant and retail offers to generate a vibrant circuit to draw people from the popular Fashion Avenue to the west.

The historic brick chimney from the original furnace structure is retained in place and forms the focal point of the public realm and landscaping. The tower’s silhouette is highlighted at night by with LED lighting, which is integrated with the Port Baku Tower 1 control system to enable a flexible, synchronised display on the city’s skyline.

Chapman Taylor used BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology to deliver a fully coordinated design while also providing our client and the contractors with an immersive understanding of our vision throughout the design process.

Chapman Taylor acted as Lead Architect on behalf of Pasha Construction for this impressive and memorable Baku landmark.

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Hi Azer,
Hope all is well. Just wondering if you know where those two towers are going to be built. Do you know the exact address by any chance? I am just trying to by an appartment around Gagarin bridge, so wanted to avoid buying where these towers are going to be built.
Thanks i advance,
location of project is shown below. It is between Neftchilar Avenue and Javanshir (former Gagarin) bridge, next to Port Baku Tower:


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Appointed to design the roof gardens at podium level, Scape also created the ground level public realm including streetscape, drop-offs and a new plaza.

The final phase of the prestigious Port Baku development is conceived around an architectural vision of dynamic waves of energy, opposing the static qualities of the existing defensive walls. The design is driven by the fundamental climatic elements that shape the City of Baku.

Comprising of two striking commercial towers, the buildings sit on a podium incorporating retail and restaurants at ground level nesting the new public plaza. When complete, the 48 storey East tower will be the tallest building in Baku at 251m.


A 160m x 6m media wall on the façade of the building will be the third largest in the world

GFA 145,000sqm and 121,000sqm of lettable space (Office, Retail and F&B)

A disused 50m high furnace chimney built in 1900 sits centrally within the site

The historic structure is retained to form the focal point of a plaza

Host a dry fountain play-space, animating and cooling

‘Fifth floor elevation’, the roofscape is designed to create maximum visual impact from above

Striking paving design responds to lobby flooring to create a unified inside/outside

Integrated security measures are created in the streetscape

CLIENT: Pasha Construction
STATUS: Detailed Design
SIZE: 2.1 hectares with 1.1 hectares Landscape
TEAM: Chapman Taylor; Mace; Buro Happold; Francis Krahe Lighting; URAL; Irritech

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