• Corporate

  • 600,000 sqft

  • Full interior design for landlord areas

  • Scope and design of podium, offices, common parts

  • Signage spec. for all common areas

Located in the Port Baku regeneration area of Azerbaijan, Port Baku Towers is a Pasha Construction flagship development c.600,000 sqft in two towers with a shared podium base.

To set a new benchmark of quality for Azerbaijani commercial office space and bring UK standards to the development, KKS were engaged as interior architect on the landlord areas of both towers and podium, and to undertake common area signage. In a context with less stringent building standards this required close attention to quality, detail and delivery.

Initial plans for the podium lobby proposed a space with poor natural light, inadequate for numbers occupying the towers. The challenge for KKS was to transform it into a dramatic, welcoming reception. KKS extended the lobby area to incorporate a narrow road adjacent to the fa├žade beneath a glazed roof.

This created a light, triple-height volume reception within a sweeping curve. For the interior and the landlord areas KKS departed from a lavish local decorative style to a simpler monochrome aesthetic: pale, rough-hewn stone on the lobby wall was set against dark marble columns.

Contrasting finishes in the double-decker lifts help indicate which floors lifts served. Odd floors were predominantly white with black doors and WC facilities, even floors the reverse. Partner areas on the top floors of the North Tower combined the aesthetic with colours taken from the brand palette of Pasha Holdings companies, inspired by ancient New Year Azeri celebrations of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.

Contrasting finishes in the double-decker lifts help indicate which floors lifts served. Odd floors were predominantly white with black doors and WC facilities, even floors the reverse. Partner areas on the top floors of the North Tower combined the aesthetic with colours taken from the brand palette of Pasha Holdings companies, inspired by ancient New Year Azeri celebrations of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.