Intended as an urban revival project for the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, BCM was conceptualized to cover a mind-boggling 4.2 million SFT This mall will consist shopping zones, entertainment zones, food courts, atriums, Olympic sized ice-skating rink, aquarium and multi-level parking.
The primary principal of our design was hindrance free circulation, careful zoning with multiple entries into the mall and creation of an atrium or a public plaza at every node. The circulation forms a loop allowing one to return to the starting point. The enormous scale of the project, gave us an opportunity to explore an array of materials, details and structural configurations. The detailed design involved close to 80 varieties of natural stones, 60 varieties of vitrified tiles, 17 varieties of glazing and 32 varieties of other cladding materials. Challenging and exciting, this project helped us gain a lot of self- confidence and a stronger foothold in handling projects of greater size and complexities.
4.2 Million SFT