The architecture of Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku is being showcased in the next few months with a light festival to be held in conjunction with the upcoming European Games.
The event will be held from 12 to 28 June and will feature over 6,000 athletes from 50 nations competing in 20 sports.
The city has a rich architectural heritage including Islamic places of worship, buildings from the days of Tsarist Russia, the communist era and modern classics such as Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center and HOK’s Flame Towers. The old part of the city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
During the festival buildings will be spotlighted and a large firework display will take place in the skies over the city.
The organisers promise a spectacular programme of events with the number of fireworks rivalling those set off in Dubai to mark the new year.