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Baku White City
 

“The Black City throughout centuries will turn White, clean, there will be grown flowers, and it will come to be a beautiful sight of Azerbaijan...”

HEYDAR ALIYEV, National Leader of Azerbaijan


Baku White City will be one of the modern world's largest projects and will be built on land that has been ecologically reclaimed land from a former industrial area.


Architectural diversity, ecological compatibility and a considered integration of the new development into the existing urban context of the city were identified as major themes in the forming of Baku White City project concept.

The project provides for the restoration and development of the eastern part of Baku (Black City), which covers an area 221 hectares, to attract an investment. Master plan for Baku White City provides for the creation 10 universal urban areas. The project was presented at the IX International Exhibition of Properties and Investment Cityscape Global 2010 in Dubai (UAE).


Nowadays, a unique opportunity for the restoration of the Black City area has arisen on an industrial site, which is located directly at the centre of Baku Bay and to the east of the city center. A project's area is surrounded by a dynamically developing city infrastructure and has a chance to be reborn for a new purpose, has become one of the most attractive opportunities for investments.


To work on a project Baku White City, together with the Azerbaijani specialists, was invited a British company «Atkins», specializing in engineering design, as well architectural firm «Foster and Partners» and «F + A Architects».

In November 2012 started the construction of a 7-storey building in the French style, with an area of ​​15.6 thousand square meters on the territory of 0.78 hectares. It is not a first building of the residential complex, made in the French style, which is increasingly successful. The building consists of apartments of different types and layouts. There is a spacious and more standard flats and attic: 2-room - 90 square meters, 3-room - 125 square meters, 4-room - 145 square meters. Energy-saving and heat-insulating materials are used for wall cladding.

 

With the initiation of this project, the industrial appearance of the Black City will become a memory, giving way to harmony and comfort in the name of Baku White City, called upon to fulfill its role as a new modern centre of Baku - the leading regional city with a unique character. 

Do You Know

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  • Baku Multinational City
    That Baku is one of the most multinational cities in the world. Here, for centuries reside people from more than 50 nationalities - Azerbaijanis, Russians, Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Georgians, Jews, Lezghins, Tatars, Germans, Polishs, Greeks, Turks, Tats, Talish and representatives of other nationalities and other ethnic groups.
  • Naftalan Oil
    That the oil is the only oil in the world for medical feature.The deposit is situated 50 km away from the Ganja city of Azerbaijan. Nafthalan oil is famous in the world as the exclusive means with healing properties of bone - joint, skin, gynecological diseases and urological diseases, nervous, gynecological, and urological and skin diseases, as well as liver diseases, rheumatic joints, and soft tissues outside of the support apparatus.
  • Mud Volcanoes
    That Azerbaijan is considered as a homeland of mud volcanoes. Azerbaijan ranks first in the world in the number of mud volcanoes. Mud volcanoes in origin related to oil and gas fields. At the international competition of Swiss non-profit organization of the "Seven Wonders of Nature", mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan took 5th place. The largest mud volcano in the world, located on the territory of Azerbaijan, entered the Guinness Book.
  • highest world’s flag-post
    That the Flag-post of Azerbaijan State Flag is the highest world’s flag-post! That was confirmed by Guinness World Records in May 2010. The height of the supporting block erected in the square of 20000 m² is 162 m, diameter of the foundation - 3,2 m, the diameter of the top surface – 1,09 m. The width of the Flag is 35 m, length – 70 m, total area – 2450 m² and the weight – 350 kg.
  • Salty Mountain
    That the only one in the world Salty Mountain, in the south region of Azerbaijan is famous both for it's pure salt and healing peculiarities. It's natural resources make 90 million tonnes. The salt was extracted here 6 thousand years ago. Before world-wide known “Silk Way” there was “Salt Way” extending from Nakhchivan to the countries of Middle East. Here operates the Salt Mountain Physiotherapy Center which is famous all over the world.
  • Burning Mountain Yanardag
    That as one of the wonders of the world is considered a Burning Mountain Yanardag, is a mountain near Baku that continuously vents flames of fires all year round a process that has been going around for 1000 years. Natural gas vents on the sides of the mountains make sure that the flames don’t subdue inspite of rain.
  • Caspian Sea
    That the Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland body of water with a surface area of 371,000 km² (143,000 sq. m.), and therefore has characteristics common to both - sea and lake! It is often listed as the world's largest lake, though it is not a freshwater one. The Caspian Sea is unique ecological system with rich natural resources, which include mineral, biological, agro-climatical, balneological, and recreational components.
  • Caspian Seal
    That the only specimen of the pinnipeds that is included into the Guinness Book Records as the smallest seal in the World Ocean. This endemic species is spread only in the Caspian Sea. Caspian Seal is enlisted in “Red Book” of International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  • Ashabi-Kahf
    That Ashabi-Kahf in Azerbaijan is one of the world's rare sanctuaries. Ashabi-Kahf is a Sanctuary located in the natural cave between Ilandag and Nahajir Mountains, approximately 12 km away from the city of Nakhchivan of Azerbaijan. Acquaintance with the structure, the natural geographical conditions of the cave allows to say, that it was one of the world’s early settlements.
  • ironwood Demiragach
    That the wonder of nature ironwood Demiragach is growing in the south region of Azerbaijan and is one of the rare plants of the World. It is very interesting that this tree neither burns in the fire and not sink. It is impossible to drive a nail into this tree either. Duration of life of the tree growing in the Talysh woods is more than 200 years.
  • That the most beautiful example of ornamental weaving is "Ardebyl Carpet" or "Sheikh Safi Carpet", which was woven in Tabriz (Azerbaijan) in 1539 by the request of Sephevi Monarch Tahmasib I for Ardebil Mosque. The carpet of 56,12 sq.m. size is stored in "Victoria and Albert" Museum in London and was considered as the largest carpet in the world for a long time.
  • Shirali Muslimov
    That Azeri Shirali Muslimov was one of the long-lived inhabitants of the world (168 years). He was born in Barzavu village of Lerik region in 1805 and died in 1973. Shirali Muslumov was married 3 times and had 23 children. In 1966 Azerbaijani film studio shooted a documentary film about him “Shirali descended from the mountain”. He became a father of his daughter when he was 136 years old. He was included into Guinness Book Records for longevity.
  • Mugham Center
    That the first and the only one in the world International Mugam Center was built in the capital of Azerbaijan Baku. The form of the building has a unique design and reminds one of the ancient musical instruments of Azerbaijan - tar. Equipment necessary for the building constructed using the state-of-the art technology was brought from Italy, Austria, France and Turkey.
  • Azerbaijan Oil
    The facts about Azerbaijan Oil. That here, the first-ever oil well has been drilled, for the first time in world practice the oil recovery project on the sea has been carried out. Since 70th years of XIX century oil industrial extraction begins and to beginning ХХ of century almost half of world's reserves of oil is extracted in Baku. Oil Rocks near Baku are included to the list Guinness World Records as the oldest offshore oil platform. The Nobel Prize consists of Alfred Nobel's capital, achieved from exploitation of the Baku oil.

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