Construction Period: August 2011- March 2012
Architect:Alpine Bau Deutschland AG
Project Manager:GMP International GmbH,Nussli Group, Basler & Hofmann AG
Main contractors:SSF Ingenieure AG, seele austria GmbH & Co. KG
Baku Crystal Hall ( Azerbaijani: Bakı Kristal Zalı) is a multi-functional indoor venue in Baku,Azerbaijan. On 8 September 2011, Azad TV International of Azerbaijan reported that Baku Crystal Hall will be the venue of Eurovision Song Contest 2012 , this was later confirmed by the European Broadcasting Union(EBU), on 25 January 2012.
On 2 August 2011, main agreement was signed with Alpine Bau Deutschland AG, venue for construction was selected and necessary preparation works for construction had been started in this area. Even though full cost of contract with the contractor is not named, the government allocated 6 million AZN for the construction of the venue.The construction of arena is expected to be completed on 31 March, 2012. The arena will also have VIP lounges
ALPINE received the construction order for a multifunctional arena in Baku/Azerbaijan. As the main contractor, ALPINE is responsible for the design and construction of the arena. Partners involved in the project are GMP International GmbH, Nüssli AG, Basler & Hofmann AG, as well as Seele Austria GmbH & Co. KG and SSF Ingenieure AG.
The “Baku Crystal Hall” is under construction on the site at the State Flag. The arena will hold up to 25,000 spectators. The new multifunctional arena will host sports and cultural events of every kind and will be the new eye-catcher for the harbor bay of the Azerbaijani capital with its spectacular facade creation. The roof’s steel construction weighs approximately 2,400 tons. Some 500 people are currently involved in the complex construction. The project is planned to be completed by end of March.