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    SOCAR Tower wins 2016 Global Best Project reward

    The winner rewarded at a solemn ceremony in New York

    Baku. 19 October. REPORT.AZ/ The winners of the Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 4th annual Global Best Projects competition rewarded on October 11, 2016 at a solemn ceremony in New York, Report informs referring to the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). 

    The SOCAR Tower won the Global Best Project reward in Office nomination.

    The contest joins ENR’s successful regional and national U.S. competitions in identifying and honoring the project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year. Industry veterans selected 23 projects hailing from 15 different countries and five continents as outstanding examples of the risks and rewards - and the hurdles overcome - of designing and building internationally. 

    The judges looked at projects in many markets and examined safety performance, innovations, challenges, and design and construction quality - with a special emphasis on the diversity of global project teams and their collaboration. They also considered how the project benefits the local community and/or the construction industry. The panel selected Global Best Project winners in a variety of categories. 

    They also had the option of choosing Award of Merit honorees. All of the winning projects were spotlighted in more detail in the September 19 issue of ENR. SOCAR Tower’s designing work based on the concept of “wind and fire” by Korea’s Heerim Architects & Planners Co. LTD The five-year construction work created one of the most beautiful architectures in Baku. 

    The building meets all contemporary international standards and security requirements. It has unified system of security and technical measures.

    The winner in the nomination "The best sports project" at last year’s summit declared the Baku Olympic Stadium. This year, information about winners of the contest was published in September issue of ENR magazine. 

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