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Architecture Of Baku
The architecture of Baku
Baku
is not characterized by any particular architectural style, having accumulated its buildings over a long period of time. In itself, Baku
Baku
contains a wide variety of styles, progressing through Masud Ibn Davud's 12th century Maiden Tower and the educational institutions and buildings of the Russian Imperial era. Late modern and postmodern architecture began to appear in the early-2000s. With the economic development, old buildings such as Atlant House have been razed to make way for new ones. Buildings with all glass shell appear around the city, with the most prominent examples being the SOCAR Tower
SOCAR Tower
and Flame Towers. Several monuments pay homage to people and events in the city
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Maiden Tower (Baku)
The Maiden Tower
Tower
(Azerbaijani: Qız Qalası) is a 12th-century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. Along with the Shirvanshahs' Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms a group of historic monuments listed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property, Category III. It is one of Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems, and is thus featured on Azeri currency notes and official letterheads.[1][2] The Maiden Tower
Tower
houses a museum, which presents the story of historic evolution of the Baku
Baku
city. It also has a gift shop. The view from the roof takes in the alleys and minarets of the Old City, the Baku Boulevard, the De Gaulle house and a wide vista of the Baku
Baku
Bay
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Bibi-Heybat Mosque
The Bibi-Heybat Mosque
Mosque
(Azerbaijani: Bibiheybət
Bibiheybət
məscidi) is a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan
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High-tech Architecture
High-tech architecture, also known as Structural Expressionism, is a type of Late Modern architectural style that emerged in the 1970s, incorporating elements of high-tech industry and technology into building design. High-tech architecture
High-tech architecture
appeared as revamped modernism, an extension of those previous ideas helped by even more technological advances. This category serves as a bridge between modernism and post-modernism; however, there remain gray areas as to where one category ends and the other begins. In the 1980s, high-tech architecture became more difficult to distinguish from post-modern architecture
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Postmodern Architecture
Postmodern
Postmodern
architecture is a style or movement which emerged in the 1960s as a reaction against the austerity, formality, and lack of variety of modern architecture, particularly in the international style advocated by Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The movement was given a doctrine by the architect and architectural theorist Robert Venturi
Robert Venturi
in his 1966 book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. The style flourished from the 1980s through the 1990s, particularly in the work of Venturi, Philip Johnson, Charles Moore and Michael Graves
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Baku Crystal Hall
Baku
Baku
Crystal Hall (Azerbaijani: Bakı Kristal Zalı) is an indoor arena in Baku, Azerbaijan
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Heydar Aliyev Center
The Heydar Aliyev
Heydar Aliyev
Center is a 57,500 m2 (619,000 sq ft) building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid
and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.[1] The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Republic from October 1993 to October 2003.Contents1 Design 2 In popular culture 3 Ongoing activities3.1 Exhibitions3.1.1 “Life, Death, and Beauty” 3.1.2 “At the turn of the century”4 International Relations 5 References 6 External linksDesign[edit]The Center on a 20-qapik stamp for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, held in BakuThe Center houses a conference hall (auditorium), a gallery hall and a museum
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Port Baku Towers
Port Baku
Baku
Towers are high-rise office buildings in Baku
Baku
situated on Neftchilar Avenue
Neftchilar Avenue
next to marine port. The high-rise complex includes two towers - Northern and Southern - with 14 and 32 storey accordingly.Contents1 Architecture 2 Usage 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksArchitecture[edit] Architectural style of the buildings is modern.[1] The tallest tower has been built in a shape of triangular prism with lower and upper bases. Due to such a geometry, The Southern Tower presents multiple aspects to the view depending on the angle of viewing: it looks like flat rectangle from eastern and western part of the city, but from northern point tower's seen as a cylindrical building; lateral faces of construction meeting in the prism's edge are seen from the south of Baku
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Trump International Hotel And Tower (Baku)
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Masud Ibn Davud
Masud ibn Davud was the architect, who designed the Maiden Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan in the 12th century. According to Azerbaijani historian Sara Ashurbeyli, Masud ibn Davud was probably the father of the architect of the Mardakan Round Tower.[1] References[edit]^ Ашурбейли Сара. История города Баку: период средневековья. Баку, Азернешр, 1992; page 149This Azerbaijan-related article is a stub
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Sabayil Castle
Sabayil Castle
Sabayil Castle
is a castle in Baku, Azerbaijan, on the coast of the Caspian Sea. The castle is named after the surrounding area of Bayil
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Round Castle (Mardakan)
Round Tower (Azerbaijani: Dairəvi Mərdəkan
Mərdəkan
qalası) is a castle located in Mardakan, Baku, Azerbaijan. The castle is also called Shikh fortress by local residents.Contents1 History 2 Architectural features 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit]Inscription of the towerAt the top of the gate of tower there are three inscriptions written in Arabic
Arabic
on a large rectangular stone layer. According to the first inscription on the castle, it was built during reign of Fariburz III. The second inscription shows that, the owner of the Round Mardakan fortress was Ihsac bin Kakuli and it was built in 1232. The third inscription indicates that it was built by architect Abd al-Majid Masood oghlu.[1] Architectural features[edit] The height of the Round Mardakan Tower is 16 meters. It is built of limestone and lime solution
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Mahmud Ibn Sa'ad
Mahmud ibn Sa'ad was an architect who lived in 13th-14th centuries. Among his works are old Bibi-Heybat Mosque (demolished in 1936), Nardaran Fortress and Mullah Ahmed mosque in Baku's Old City.[1] References[edit]^ Ашурбейли Сара. История города Баку: период средневековья (Азернешр, 1992) ISBN 5-552-00479-5This article needs additional or more specific categories
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Nardaran Fortress
Nardaran
Nardaran
Fortress (Azerbaijani: Nardaran
Nardaran
qalası) was built in 1301 by architect Mahmud ibn Sa'ad in the northern part of Absheron Peninsula.[1][2]An inscription on Nardaran
Nardaran
fortress, which was translated by A.A.Alasgarzade, says:“In the name of the all-merciful Allah! Mother…Barikat…ordered to build this building on her own means and dirhams for beholding Allah, to please him and to deserve all his rewards. On the date of Ramadan
Ramadan
of the 700th year “(700-1301)”.But the geographical location of Nardaran
Nardaran
Fortress indicates that there couldn’t be a foremost defense. Similar fortresses were built there, from where it was expected to be attacked. Such regions were in the western borders and seashores of Absheron
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Stalinist Architecture
Stalinist architecture,[1] also referred to as Stalinist Empire style or Socialist Classicism, is a term given to architecture of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, between 1933, when Boris Iofan's draft for Palace of the Soviets
Palace of the Soviets
was officially approved, and 1955, when Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev
condemned "excesses" of the past decades and disbanded the Soviet Academy of Architecture
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Adolf Eichler
Adolf Eichler (November 8, 1869 — February 5, 1911) was a German civil architect, best known for building the Saviour's Church (at the age of 24) and participating in boulevard development, both in Baku. He committed suicide in 1911.[1]Contents1 Early life and family 2 Adult life 3 Personal life 4 Major works 5 ReferencesEarly life and family[edit] Adolf Eichler was born on November 8, 1869 to Wilhelm Edward Eichler and Yelena Elisabeth Eichler (née Govorko) in his mother's hometown Oryol. His father moved to Baku already in 1864, his elder sister Wilhelmina Elisabeth (1866) and younger sister Victorina Valentina (1870) were both born in Baku. His younger brother Robert Karl died early at the age of 1 in 1881.[2] After his father's death in 1891 at the age of 66, his education was supervised by his uncle Karl-Edward. He was sent to achieve higher education in St
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