The Soviet Period | European Architecture in the Soviet Era

During the Soviet period, popular architects such as Mikayil Huseynov began studying abroad. The stylistic blend between traditional Azerbaijani architecture and contemporaneous Western designs are visible in the Narimanov Metro Station, the Azerbaijan Science Academy, and Kapaz Hotel in the city of Ganja.
The Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
The Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences,
established in 1935, serves as the main state research organization.

AZERBAIJANI Architecture

Old City BakuModern Azerbaijan is both a dynamic, progressive nation and an ancient civilization with vibrant traditions and culture. Nowhere is this combination of old and new more evident than in Azerbaijan’s built environment. For example, the architecture of Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku, beautifully showcases this legacy. While Baku’s office buildings, apartment complexes, and glass skyscrapers mirror modern European design, ”Old City” Baku, known as  Icheri sheher,  features medieval Islamic domes, minarets, and ancient stone walls.

Azerbaijani Radio Hour

The Voice of the Karabakh Foundation, October 2, 2011. Access any of the shows of the Azerbaijani Radio Hour: The Voice of the Karabakh Foundation at