The first stage of the competition "Architectural look of Absheron settlements", organized by the initiative of the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture is completed
The Baku General Directorate for Architecture and Urban Planning announced the winners of the competition for architectural and planning solutions for the villages of Ramana, Pirshagi and Amirjan.
The first stage of the competition "Architectural look of Absheron settlements", organized by the initiative of the Baku General Directorate for Architecture and Urban Planning under the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture, together with the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan and “Bakı Abadlıq Xidməti” LLC, has been completed. According to the requirements of the special quarantine regime, the jury members determined the winners of the competition at a meeting that took place online.
A total of 53 projects were submitted for the competition with a total prize fund of 60 thousand manats the main goal of which is to preserve the ancient architecture of Absheron, the spirit of national art and transfer this wealth to the future generations. Projects on Amirjan, Ramana and Pirshagi are presented in the first stage of the program competition that will cover other villages of Absheron as well. The presented projects reflect such important points as the development of the aesthetic appearance and quality of life in the villages, originality and definition of the spatial environment.
In the winning project for the Amirjan settlement, the issues of infrastructure projects were studied and proposals were put forward for their solution. The project is built to highlight the history of the village and the factors inherent in the local traditional architecture. Along with the facade solutions of the existing buildings, it also proposes the improvement of tourist infrastructure and tourist routes to increase the attractiveness of foreign visitors.
The winning project for the Pirshagi settlement reflects proposals for internal and central streets to address the lack of public space. In addition, the project proposed adding pedestrian and cycle lanes to the road map to address the problem of car dominance.
As for the winning project for the Ramana settlement, it primarily focuses on the area around the fortress to highlight the unique history of the settlement. In order to improve the well-being of the residents and restore existing non-residential buildings, colored and architectural elements were selected.
The jury assessed each presented project individually according to various criteria. The winners were determined after evaluating the research carried out during the preparation of the project, analyzing the climate and everyday life of the villages, links with the historical context, originality, symbolism, integrity, etc.
Monetary prizes were presented to the authors of four projects for each village, which were selected by the jury. We would like to note that the winner of the 1st place will receive 10,000 manats and a first-degree diploma, the owner of the second place - 5,000 manats and a second-degree diploma, the third-place winner - 2,500 manats and a third-degree diploma. The rest of the participants will receive incentive prizes and a certificate of participation. Information about selected projects and their authors can be found on the website www.absheronsimasi.az.