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Height: Architectural 181.8 m / 596 ft
Height: Occupied 163 m / 535 ft
Height: To Tip 181.8 m / 596 ft
Height: Observatory 163 m / 535 ft
Floors Above Ground 39
Floors Below Ground 4
Development GFA 249,070 m² / 2,680,967 ft²
# of Apartments 137
# of Parking Spaces 1,160


Official Name Flame Tower 1
Name of Complex Flame Towers
Other Names Flame Tower Residence
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Azerbaijan
City Baku
Street Address & Map Parliament Avenue
Building Function residential
Structural Material steel/concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2013
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
National Ranking #2 Tallest in Azerbaijan
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Baku

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Azinko Development M.M.C.; DIA Holdings
Design HOK, Inc.
Structural Engineer
Design Balkar
MEP Engineer
Design Dinamik Muhendislik; HB Teknik
Project Manager Hill International
Main Contractor DIA Holdings
Other Consultant
• Building Monitoring Kinemetrics Inc.
Façade Werner Sobek Group
• Landscape Gill
• Lighting Frances Krahe & Associates, Inc.
• Wind Wacker Ingenieure
Material Supplier
• Cladding Schüco

About Flame Tower 1

The Baku Flame Towers have become a global symbol for the Baku and Azerbaijan. The flame-shaped silhouette of the buildings was selected to pay homage to Azerbaijan’s nickname as the “land of fire,” a result of the area’s rich deposits of natural gas—which continue to drive the region’s economic development.

The design consists of three towers, each containing a distinct function. The tallest tower contains residential units, commercial office space occupies in the second, and a hotel takes up the third. The podium comprises contains additional retail space on three levels, located directly above the hotel’s ballroom and conference facilities. Two of the three levels of retail are accessible from the exterior, creating a unique cascade of space across the sloped site. The buildings present the opportunity for visitors to move through the shopping mall and walk from one tower to the other, change levels, or walk across the top of the landscaped podium.


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19 Sep 2012 – Thomas Winterstetter, Werner Sobek Group

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