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Death Star Lunar Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted By Cate Trotter On March 5, 2008 @ 4:55 am In Architecture,global development | 38 Comments

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Why wonder if we’ll ever live on the moon when it’s being built right here on Earth? Heerim Architects [2] are planning to bring Star Wars chic to the Azerbaijan [3] capital of Baku, defining the look with two uber-futuristic buildings [4] to act as markers of the gateway of one of the world’s fastest growing economies.



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Facing the Caspian Sea, the buildings are named Hotel Full Moon – a disc with rounded edges and a hole in one of the top corners – and Hotel Crescent, a curving arch similar to a crescent moon – and will mark out an area appropriately named Full Moon Bay. Designed to appear drastically different from different viewing angles – from one angle Death Star [5] and from the other Gherkin – Hotel Full Moon [4] will be a 150 meter-high, 35 story luxury hotel with 382 large rooms.

Hotel Crescent [4] is designed as a counterpoint to Hotel Full Moon, with its column supports being disguised by its arched façade. The two hotels will be joined by three tall residential buildings and a fourth 43 floor office building standing 203 meters tall. If Full Moon Bay can just shake off the ‘Death Star’ vibe, it’s looking to be an amazing development.

Via Treehugger [6] via Skyscraper News [4])


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/05/lunar-future-for-azerbajan/

[2] Heerim Architects: http://www.heerim.com/

[3] Azerbaijan: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Azerbaijan

[4] two uber-futuristic buildings: http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1357

[5] Death Star: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Star

[6] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/03/baku-deathstar.php

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