The Crescent Development

Baku, Azerbaijan

The Crescent Development
Title:The Crescent Development, Baku, Azerbaijan
Markets:Residential, Leisure and Sport, Mixed-use
Client:DSA / Gilan Holdings/URBN
Services:Landscape architecture
Region:Asia Pacific and Australasia
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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.