The Baku General Directorate for Architecture and Urban Planning
"THE ARCHITECTURAL FACE OF ABSHERON SETTLEMENTS"
Being one of the most ancient residential places of Azerbaijan, Absheron Peninsula has always been distinguished by a wealth of unique cultural patterns since the advent of life. In this place being a bridge between East and West, traces of different cultures and civilizations are still alive.
The primary purpose of the competition is to identify the best architectural and planning solution for the Absheron’s Buzovna settlement. The envisaged concept will be proposed for future urban land improvement works, development of construction designs. The main principles of the projects submitted for the competition will be the development (improvement) of the aesthetic look and life quality of the settlement environment, originality, shaping the environment - space solutions. The submitted projects should be implemented subject to the local architecture and climatic features of Buzovna and in the meantime, the protection of historical heritage. Buzovna, the second most populous settlement on the peninsula, in the middle of the XIX century, is located in the northeast of Absheron. This settlement, being one of the ancient settlements of Absheron, is also famous for its coastal tourism. The population was traditionally engaged in agriculture, including vegetable growing, melon growing, saffron growing, as well as cattle breeding, and, partly, fishing. Buzovna is rich in architectural monuments as well. Among them are the tower fortress (XV-XVI centuries), the "Sanctuary of Black Clothes) (1306)," The Tomb of Caliph Ali and Muhammad Momin "(1641), the Sanctuary of Seyid Gasim, Sheikh Javad, Seyid Gulshan, Friday Mosque ( XIX century), Sahib al-Zaman Mosque (XVII century), Mashadi Garib Mosque (XIX century), Imam Hasan Mosque (a) (XIX century), the famous place of Hazrat Ali (a) (Ali Ayagi), Mehdigulu Bey House (XIX century), public baths (XIX century) and ancient tombs.
Main Department of Architecture and Urban Development of Baku city under the State Committee on Urban Development and Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan announced a competition "Architectural face of Absheron settlements
Total prize fund
Date of the first competition
26 October, 2020
Date of the second contest
3 may, 2021
Amirjan, Ramana, Pirshaghi, Buzovna
Total number of registrations:
Number of winners:
The competition is organized on the initiative of the Main Department of Architecture and Urban Development of Baku city under the State Committee for Urban Development and Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan jointly with "Baki Abadlig Khidmeti” LLC и Union of Architects of Azerbaijan.
The total prize fund of the competition is 20000 manats.
and I degree diploma;
and II degree diploma;
2500 AZN / 2 persons
and III degree diploma;
Remaining participants received incentive prizes and a certificate of participation
Architectural look of Absheron settlements
The State Committee invites architects and the professional community to take an active part in the preservation and revival of the architectural appearance of Baku settlements
Architectural appearance of Absheron settlements
The first stage of the competition "Architectural look of Absheron settlements", organized by the initiative of the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture is completed
Do not miss this chance if you are confident in your knowledge and skills
Those interested in making proposals to promote Absheron into the future while maintaining its historicity and antiquity can participate in the competition.