The Main Department of Architecture and Urban Development of Baku announces a competition to protect the architecture of Absheron, preserve the spirit of national art and transfer it to the future.
The primary task of the competition is to revive and transfer to the future the stylistic features and original colour shades of the Absheron architectural school. Other support materials for the competition task will be sent to each participant's email address upon registration. The task includes the following:
Preparation of the reference and master plan of the territory;
Finding the main idea of the concept while preserving the existing art style and spatial features of the village;
Taking into account the national features, colour and future development of facility;
Concept for a landscape solution;
Drawing up general exterior solutions for buildings located on the territory;
Economic development of the settlement, the improvement of living conditions of the population should be taken into account;
Choosing an option in terms of small architectural forms, decorative accessories, art samples, floristry, etc.
Protecting main facades and planning solutions of the main buildings;
Explanatory text about the village in A4 format (current state, history, environment, climate, lifestyle, local culture, etc.) and about the project (idea search, conceptual solution, etc.) (2-4 pages); 3-minute video presentation
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.
Being one of the most ancient residential places of Azerbaijan, Baku and Absheron Peninsula have always been rich with unique cultural patterns since the advent of life.