Baku White City Gateway

Architecture
WS Atkins, Dubai/UAE

Planning time
2009 − 2013

Construction time
2011 − 2014

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering
Design
Consultancy (review and optimization of tender documents and specifications; advice on potential suppliers and shortlisting of bidders; assistance during tender; review of contractors bids and proposals; check of shop drawings and calculations; permanent site supervision of facade installation)

GFA
25,000 m²

Client
BAKI AGH SHEHER OFIS BINASI Ltd, Baku/Azerbaijan

Photography
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany

The gently curved office building is the gateway to the new Baku White City development, a vast industrial area refurbishment into a modern city part of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The main feature of the new gateway building is the geometric complexity of its building envelope, which extends over the entire building and the freeform roof.