Broadway Malyan was appointed by client Pasha Construction to lead a multi-disciplinary team to design and deliver the scheme from inception to completion following a competition-winning design entry in 2011.
The practice’s design teams based in the UK and Baku provided a range of services on the scheme including architectural, interior and landscape design.
The £120m is one of only a handful of bespoke gymnastics venues in the world and is designed to host all gymnastics disciplines as well as having the flexibility for other sports and events.
It also features a training hall for the national Azerbaijan gymnastics team, which can be integrated into the main Arena space, as well as physiotherapy and medical suites.
It will be a centre piece venue for the inaugural European Games in 2015 and host the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in 2014 and World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in 2019.