|Title:||The Crescent Development, Baku, Azerbaijan|
|Markets:||Residential, Leisure and Sport, Mixed-use|
|Client:||DSA / Gilan Holdings/URBN|
|Region:||Asia Pacific and Australasia|
Located on Baku’s pristine Caspian Sea waterfront, the Crescent Development is a prestigious 450,000 sqm mixed-use development comprising a residential tower, a commercial tower with retail facilities and a seven‑star ‘crescent’ hotel on an off-shore island in the Caspian Sea.
This world-class mixed-use development provides a diverse offer of real estate for commercial, retail & residential, all fronting on richly activated public realm designed to facilitate a wide variety of outdoor entertainment and national events.
The ‘landside’ development is anchored by a 400m long shopping mall with various activated landscaped terraces overlooking the centrepiece of the development, the iconic Crescent Hotel. A large public plaza connects the lagoon and hotel island with the retail frontage with culturally appropriate placemaking interventions to ensure a vibrant 24/7 urban and recreational environment.
The 7-star hotel features jaw-dropping views of Baku with refined landscape guest experiences captured both within the internal and external spaces. The hotel itself is held by an artificial lagoon with landscaped islands, activated guest room islands and an iconic dancing fountain display as a major evening-time activation for the lagoon.