Located in the heart of Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, a well-known construction company asked for a tall, iconic office tower to represent their firm. Neighboring the Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid Architects, the tower strives to maintain its own identity while paying homage to the organic form and placemaking of its neighbour. The Baku Tower is understood as a primary south-facing surface that facets to create an in-the-round building. It is intentionally designed to appear destabilized but balanced. The sculptural office tower stretches 50 stories in the air and terminates with a roof garden and viewing platform that directs visitors toward the old city center. At the base of the building, nestled under the primary surface, are office amenities and a theater - a glowing white box that frames the Heydar Aliyev Center.
Designed while a Junior Designer at FXFOWLE in New York City.