SOFAZ Tower is a unique project which combines the ancient history of Azerbaijani carpet schools with the most recent technological innovations. The building is located at Heydar Aliyev Avenue 165.
SOFAZ Tower truly embodies both history and future developments of the country. Motifs of Tabriz, Shirvan, Ganja, Garabagh, Gazakh, Guba, Irevan, Baku, and Nakhchivan carpet schools are widely used in every corner of the building.
The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of SOFAZ Tower took place on December 29, 2009, with the participation of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
The construction and design of the building were completed within five years. On December 29, 2014, the opening ceremony of the building took place, with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev.
With the total height of 117 meters (140 meters including the tower), the administrative building comprises 26 floors, including two-level underground parking. Sustainability and energy efficiency requirements have been considered and implemented in the design and construction of the building. Thus, the building has a double-skin façade with a ventilated cavity providing efficient energy saving. The building also features renewable energy production specificity, such as photovoltaic panels and solar inverters. SOFAZ Tower falls under the green building class, featuring green space (winter garden) inside the building.
The French company “Inter Art Etudes” prepared the conceptual project of SOFAZ Tower.
The construction was carried out by Besix-Az Besix consortium established by the Belgium “N.A. Besix S.A” and local Az Besix companies. Control over the construction process was carried out by “AECOM” Russia limited company.
In 2016, the administrative building of SOFAZ underwent a BREEAM assessment in new construction fully-fitted methodology. SOFAZ Tower is the first building in Azerbaijan to receive a Good rate.