Baku City Executive Power
The Executive Power of the Baku City, informally called the mayoralty of Baku, is the executive authority of Azerbaijan's capital, Baku. Its seat is in the Baroque building, built in the beginning of the 20th century.
|Executive Power of the Baku City|
Azerbaijani: Bakı Şəhər İcra Hakimiyyəti
Баки Шəһəр Иҹра Һакимијјəти
|Alternative names||Mayoralty of Baku|
|Location||Baku, Sabail Raion, Istiglaliyyat St. 4|
|Cost||400,000 Russian rubles|
|Design and construction|
During Soviet era the Executive Power of the Baku City was named the Executive Committee of the Baku City Workers' Deputies Council (in 1939–1977), then the Executive Committee of the Baku City National Deputies' Council (in 1977–1991). Since 1991 it has been named the executive power of the Baku City.
The building of Baku City Executive Power was originally built as three-floor Baku City Duma and was influenced by layout of Hôtel de Ville. It has a spacious vestibule, wide corridors, marble principal staircase and sophisticated interiors. The second floor houses the state rooms and session hall.
The red decorative bricks and colored marble for the construction were brought from Italy. Having posted a tower in the center of main front and uniting it organically with main part, Józef Gosławski provided brightness and entireness of the composition amid complex details and elements. The central part of the facade bears the seal of Baku, which incorporates three golden torches. The building was Gosławski's last work, he died in the year the building was finished.