mixed-use towers and landscape, 2012
rising through the mist
three towers cradle a lifted garden
Rising through the mist, three towers huddle around a lifted garden, raised fifty
meters above the ground, hosting public spaces with breathtaking views of the
city and the Caspian Sea.
The fritted pattern of the glass facade responds directly to aspect and usage,
deflecting heat, reflecting light, and framing views. The three mixed-use towers
grow out of a new public park, adjacent to Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Cultural
Centre, forming an axial landmark in the centre of the Azeri capital.
Architects Tonkin Liu
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Budget £ 675 million
Size 215,000 m²
Structural Engineer Tim Macfarlane, Glass ltd