Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku is the principal airport of Azerbaijan, and potentially a major hub for the whole of the Caucasus region. The terminal is designed to meet a projected demand of 3m passengers per year. The design provided by Arup includes a tapered façade which gives the building a unique appearance. The innovative shape allows light from the façade and roof to enter the space. Skylights are an integral part of the steel structure of the roof
BLE Smoke & Fire were called in by our Turkish partners from Protek in Istanbul who were working alongside MAPA on site.
Curtains were required to prevent the spread of smoke through the large light wells in the upper floor and also along the angled glazing to the façade.
Curtains were also provided on the upper level and central areas to provide refuge areas in the concourse and complete the smoke compartmentation strategy.