Flame Towers (Alov Qülleleri)

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Overview

A trio of skyscrapers in a triangular shape at Baku in Azerbaijan is known as Flame Tower. The tallest tower is 182 meters high. Baku skyline features Baku Flame Towers, which are visible from all vantage points in the surrounding area.

Perched on a hill, these skyscrapers overlook the Caspian Sea and Baku’s old city center. These towers have drastically changed the skyline of Baku.

The blue-tinted reflective towers look impressive by the day. They grow scintillating after dark when surfaces get a giant display of more than 10,000 LED lights that show the movement of light from massive flames.  The flickering effect of LED lights on the exterior of the towers reinforces the "flame" idea.

LED screens inside the Flame Towers depict the movement of fire. From the city's remotest points, you can witness light show transitions from a figure waving a flag, the Azeri flag colors, giant tanks of water being filled, and massive flames.

The three glass skyscrapers are iconic that houses residences, offices, and the Fairmont Baku Hotel. 

 

History

Baku's long history of fire worship and natural gas resources inspired the construction of three flame-shaped towers. Baku is historically known as the 'region of eternal fires,' and recently, it has gained a reputation in commerce and technology.

The construction began in 2007 and was completed in 2012.

The tripartite design commemorates the Zoroastrian Fire Temple history of this area and the vast supply of natural gas. 

 

Architecture

Flame Towers are the first stop to understand the contemporary architecture in Baku. The curved and triangular designs are akin to three flickering flames. It is regarded as one of the most audacious buildings of the modern era with a simple structure.

Azinko Development MMC spearheaded the Baku Flame Towers project. Hok was the architect, and DIA Holdings was the design and build contractor. Hill International provided project management. HOK carried out the schematic design, concept, and the masterplanning for towers and site.

Head of Retail and Mixed-Use, Barry Hughes, aimed at creating an unparalleled focal point on Baku's skyline. Barry Hughes wanted something great that is structural and spiritual. The estimated cost of the project was to the tune of US$350 million.

Each tower serves a specific purpose; the residential building is the tallest with 39 floors and 130 residential apartments. It houses luxury apartments and offers stunning views of the surroundings. The hotel on the northern corner comprises 250 rooms and 61 serviced apartments over 33 floors.

You can have a spectacular view from 318 guestrooms, and the office tower sits on the western side of the complex. It provides a net 33.114 square meters of grade A flexible commercial office space.

The retail podium provides all retail and leisure amenities to service the three towers, occupants, and visitors to the project's anchor. You will get three levels of leisure facilities, including cinema, restaurants, and boutique shops at the heart of the site, the atrium.

The street's landscape coalesces with the interior to form a fluid boundary between outside and inside space. This fluid boundary between pavilions and the exterior context acts as a connection between the towers and different uses.

It was a challenge to construct a unique glass façade due to the towers' irregular shape and changes at different levels. Concrete slab edges support the curved facades. The curved façade comprises over 10,000 other panels of glass. Werner Sobek applied 3D engineering technology to build flat façade panels in trapezoidal shapes and cover the towers' curved design.

High-power LED luminaries turn it into a giant LED display. The lighting displays video content, burning flames, and additional animations during special events like the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. An integrated control solution regulates functioning.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Monday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Thursday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Friday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • Taxi/Cab : Flame Towers are located at Mehdi Huseyn St, Baku, Azerbaijan. You can book a taxi to reach there.
  • Bus : Alley of Martyrs Bus Station; Buses: 18

 

Ticket Pricing

  • All : No entry ticket

Things to Do

SPA at Fairmont Baku Hotel

You can visit a spa for relaxation and well-being. Spa at Fairmont is set over two floors. The first floor is active for revitalization, whereas the upper floor provides treatment and relaxation. It has all the fitness facilities. Its breathtaking interior and sense of beauty promise unadulterated luxury.

Other than the spa, you can visit the following places in and around Flame Towers:

  • Highland Park
  • Dagustu Park (Upland Park)
  • Monument to Mirza Alakbar Sabir
  • Blue Mosque
  • Mosque of the Martyrs
  • Martyrs' Lane
  • Philharmonic Fountain Park
  • Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher
  • Workshop Ali Shamsi

Address

Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

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Vicky Kumar
Vicky Kumar
06/27/2020 21:31
It's a most wonderful & best Hotel located at the bank of Caspian Sea in the heart of the city with exotic weather. The place I would definitely love to be the resident of the city Baku.
Neal Tritten
Neal Tritten
09/10/2020 15:29
Great architecture really worth seeing.
Prannay Ghosh
Prannay Ghosh
02/12/2020 10:13
Most iconic building in Baku. Must visit at day and night separately. In one tower, it has Hotel Fairmont. Very nice hotel.
Milan Kostic
Milan Kostic
11/30/2019 19:46
Beautiful flame towers, landmark of Baku, Azerbaijan. National tree flame towers a symbol of good news meaning positivity. Modern architectural, clean city with a lot green areas. Enjoyable by walk
Ágnes Haklik
Ágnes Haklik
07/19/2020 12:45
Attractive building in the heart and on top of the city. The lightening at the night really impressive.

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FAQs

The following attractions are close to Flame Towers: (0.05 km) SPA at Fairmont Baku (0.33 km) Baku Tours and Travel (0.23 km) Monument to Mirza Alakbar Sabir (0.47 km) Highland Park (0.46 km) Dagustu Park (Upland Park)
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HOK was the principal architect. DIA Holding served as a design-build contractor, and Hill International provided project management....
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