“Independence” monument in Upland Park of Baku (competitive project)
International competition for the project of “Independence” monument was held by the Ministry of culture and tourism of Azerbaijan.
The project suggested by us corresponds to 8 steles of a different height, growing out of an eight-pointed star and represents a pyramid with apertures. Eight steles embody 8 gates of paradise accepted in Islam, where undoubtedly all souls of heroes who gave their lives for the independence of Azerbaijan remain.
There is a formalized laced bronze model of Earth in the centre of the composition.There are premises of the museum, reception hall for V.I.P. guests and services situated under the monument.
The construction is faced with a natural granite in light and dark colours. The monument seamlessly blends with local landscape and has an excellent overview from different parts of Baku amphitheatre.