“Liberty Star” ( Zvezda Svobody) is a monument symbolizing the present and the future of independent Azerbaijan. It will be situated in Nagorny park, on one of the picturesque slopes of the so-called Baku amphitheater with the view to the entire city.
Basis for the composition of the complex is the emblem of Azerbaijan with an eight-pointed star on a shield, painted in national colors – blue, red and green. The architects presented the eight-pointed star as a 3D structure based on Vladimir Shukhov’s system of crossing rods. The star is turned to the sky and raised off the ground, so it becomes a giant observation platform. There is a staircase leading to each ray, consisting of 8 flights and the space among the platform and stairs is glassed. This creates the image of a star growing into the slope with interlaced crystal blades. Such composition adds an incredible dynamic to the entire construction: it seems that the dance of stairs will break the law of attraction in a little while.
The inner space of the complex is arranged around the panoramic elevator shaft, penetrating the “star” exactly in the center and leading to the observation platform. The platform is a system of tracks along the perimeter of the rays and the central atrium with an elevator. In addition, within the complex there is the 2 level Azerbaijan Independence Museum, and the underground level houses souvenir shops and cafes for visitors. Text by: Anna GerasimenkoAsadov Architectural bureau Architects: Alexander Asadov, Andrey Asadov Architects crew: A.Asadov, K.Saprichyan, A.A.Asadova, D. Zrazhevsky
Object: “Zvezda Svobody” – Azerbaijan independence monument
Typology: Monument, Cultural Centre
Client: «AICON CPIT»
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