Heerim Architects & Planners won a contract to provide design and advisory services for the construction of an Olympic stadium (bird’s-eye view) in Azerbaijan after obtaining an order to supply the construction management (CM) service for the same project.
Heerim announced on March 4 that it had finally been selected as a provider of design and advisory services for the construction of Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan, which makes the company the first domestic architectural design carrier to take charge of both the design and construction management of a large-scale overseas stadium project. Last June, the company had obtained a 27.3 billion won order to deal with the CM service for the stadium. The deal will be worth a combined 46.8 billion won.
Azerbaijan plans to build Baku Olympic Stadium, a large-scale sports complex, in order to attract international sporting events such as summer Olympics. The creation is projected to become a landmark of Baku. The building, which is to be built in Heydar Aliyev, with a floor space of 208,000 ㎡ on a 496,000 ㎡ site, will accommodate 68,000 people. The Korean firm, in cooperation with the constructor Tekfen, will carry out the project based on the “Design Build” method by which all processes from design to procurement and construction will proceed at the same time. The construction work is set to finish in February 2015.
One Heerim official said, “By being awarded the contract, we have proven that our DCM (design + CM) is globally competitive not just for ordinary buildings, but in the special design field,” adding, “With demand from newly-emerging countries in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East expected to continue to grow, we will make a more aggressive push into the field of high value-added special design covering stadiums, airports and hospitals down the line.”