First building by Atkins inaugurated in Baku White City
Baku White City Office Building, the first landmark in Baku White City has been inaugurated, designed by global design firm Atkins who is also in charge of masterplanning the regeneration project for Azerbaijan’s capital city.
The curvaceous flowing lines of the structure stands in contrast to the surrounding historic buildings, as well as being the first BREEM certified building in Azerbaijan.
Designed to meet the highest sustainability standards, the building had been assessed by BRE Global for the globally-recognised BREEM certification. Bicycle parking, water and energy efficiency, waste management, use of environmentally safe construction materials and other factors were taken into account during the construction of the building.
It is also clad with high-performance double-glazing that effectively blocks external noise. The three-layer roof made from GRP panels is weather and fire-proof and heat insulated.
Every floor of the building has its own balcony with the five top levels featuring extensive terraces displaying views of the Caspian sea and the city.
The foundation stone of Baku White City project has been laid opposite the Office Building with a park created around the foundation stone designed by a Russian landscaping company, Hermitage Design.
It includes cypresses, olive trees, pines, palms, bay-trees, hydrangeas, white lilac and other trees and bushes that were brought from various parts of the world and set out in the landscape territory in the shape of an amphitheatre.
The building includes underground as well as street-level parking for both tenants and visitors, with the total number of 350 spaces.