Final design of Baku Crystal Hall revealed by architects.

Ever since Azerbaijan won the Eurovision Song Contest, all sorts of images of the proposed venue in Baku have surfaced, each more unlikely than the last. With the foundations ready, Baku Crystal Hall is reportedly on schedule to be completed in time for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Now, thanks to Austrian architecture firm OLN, we now get a clear cut idea on where next year’s Contest would most likely be held. Check it out below:

You can find more images, including those of the interior, right here. Personally, I find it a bit small especially after Oslo 2010 and Düsseldorf 2011. Even Helsinki 2007 seems to be bigger than this. In any case, let’s see what happens. Its certainly different from the venues of previous years.

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3 Comments on “Final design of Baku Crystal Hall revealed by architects.”

  1. Eric says:

    With 25,000 seats it’s definitely bigger than Oslo. Pay attention on another row of seats on the balcony.

    • TK says:

      Hmmm, you’re right. I didn’t notice the extra balcony. In any case, I think that visually and in terms of layout, it looks smaller. It actually reminds me of the venues from the seventies and eighties.

  2. Tim Tal says:

    Not to sound like a spammer, but today, I went out and shot the area, where the Eurovision 2012 in Baku will supposedly take place. I will provide the link below, as it shows a part of Baku Bay, with national Flag Square, and near the square is the place, where constructions are being carried out. The last news we had here, is that its the place where the contest will be hosted.

    http://timtal.net/azerbaijan-photo/roaming-baku-eurovision-2012-arena-mountains-and-cloudy-weather-photos/


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