Salzburg Stage rehearsals for contestants in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest have been underway in the brand new Baku Crystal Hall for a week. The arena was officially handed over by the ALPINE Construction Company to the State Committee on Property Issues of Azerbaijan today, May 21, 2012. ALPINE built the Baku Crystal Hall in a record time of just eight months. Up to 1,500 workers were involved in implementing the prestigious project in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. They worked around the clock in the last few weeks.
The eponymous architectural façade of the Crystal Hall, located in the port of Baku, replicates the structure of crystals. Boasting a length of 230 meters and a width of 160 meters, the arena is covered by a transparent membrane to protect up to 25,000 spectators from the sun and weather. Over 80,000 lamps integrated in the façade will illuminate the arena with dramatic light at nighttime.
“ALPINE calls the shots for the construction of stadiums and event venues on a global scale.”
“ALPINE clearly demonstrated its competence and reliability for international large-scale events once again by building the Song Contest Arena in Baku. ALPINE calls the shots in the international league of construction companies,” emphasized Johannes Dotter, CEO of the Salzburg-based ALPINE Holding.
ALPINE Bau Deutschland AG was responsible for planning and building the Baku Crystal Hall as the general contractor. “A unique, international team spirit was noticeable in the port of Baku. The Arena was completed in an extremely short construction period and to the complete satisfaction of the client thanks to the outstanding collaboration between the client, the project partners and staff,” said a pleased Karsten Hell, Chairman of the Board at ALPINE Bau Deutschland AG.
ALPINE – a construction company on the road to success
The Austrian ALPINE Construction Company is a member of the FCC Group and has built roads, motorways, power plants, stadiums, railways and subways, bridges, residential, commercial and industrial buildings around the world. Together with its subsidiary, ALPINE-ENERGIE, it promotes the construction and development of sustainable, alternative energies and energy networks. ALPINE has over 15,000 employees. The revenue from construction services increased to over 3.6 billion euros in 2011, of which approximately half is generated in Austria’s domestic market.
The FCC Group with its head office in Madrid operates in the public services, environmental services, infrastructure and renewable energies sector on an international scale. FCC has over 90,000 employees in more than 50 countries, generating sales of approx. 12 billion euros last year.
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