- Location: Baku
- Type: Landscape Architecture
- Program: Program 1
- Year: 2017
Located on the prestigious Hasan Aliyev street in the Nasimi district of Baku, Azerbaijan, the development includes 72 ultra-luxury residences and 189 hotel rooms. The building has spectacular views of the city and Caspian sea. The landscape design was a technically challenging project due to the complex sub-structure of the site
Which included extensive subterranean parking, ducting for building services and ballroom. Working with the architect, the footprint of the building was optimized to create a series of outdoor rooms to respond to the interior uses – including dinning terraces for the signature restaurant, private resident’s gardens and reception areas for visiting dignitaries. Central to the design is the ballroom terrace – accessed by a ceremonial staircase, the sunken private space provides access to the ballroom as well as the proposed 20,000m2 park which will be installed adjacent to the site in 2016. The design is finished with a highly imaginative planting scheme. The planting includes over 120 different species providing year-round color, fragrances, and textures for guests and residents. Design role included the concept and detailed design for the exterior areas of the hotel through to tender and construction drawings as well as scheme design for the adjacent public park and forecourt of the convention centre, including all hard and soft surfacing, drainage and horticulture, as well as coordination with lighting specialists for animation of the evening spaces.
Project work while employed at Barton Willmore international