Building of the Month in April 2014
1.5km Astron Buildings for a Shopping Mall in Azerbaijan
A government program has recently been developed to modernize the retail trade in the Azerbaijan city Shemkir. Nabucco, Builder in Azerbaijan, was chosen as a general contractor for this West Gate project. Astron’s experience in the country, including a logistics building for British Petroleum was a real advantage.
7,500m² of shops were to stretch along the highway for around 1.5km and be perfectly visible from the road. The customer wanted structures that could be built quickly and economically to maximize the return on investment.
Initially the customer wanted to have 47 separate shops and 7 types of buildings. Together with the architect, Astron worked out a concept for the construction of 19 different buildings made out of 4 standard units detachable in different combinations to fit all needs. This optimized solution was much more cost and time effective.
With its efficiency, convenience and top-drawer image, this project really stands out! The highly satisfied customer made an exclusive offer to Nabucco, who is also a Lindab retailer for the Lindab product range, to open a representative office in the same mall.
Customer: West Gate
Architect: Mr. Emin Shamsaddin Shakhbazov