Baku Aquatics Palace
Aquatic Centre located in Bayil settlement of Baku, in the newly built part of Baku Boulevard started functioning on April 20, 2015. The sport center with the area of 6 hectares covers in total 72,000 square meters. It is in compliance with the requirements of the International Swimming Federation. The center includes three swimming pools. The main pool, 50 meters in length, 25 meters in width, and 2.5 meters in depth, is designed for different types of water sports competitions at local and international levels. The length of the pool for diving in the main hall is 25 meters in height. Fivestage platform was built for high board diving from a height of 1, 3, 5, 7,5 and 10 meters. The swimming pool constructed for trainings in the second hall of Aquatic Centre is 51 meters in length and 20 meters in width. More than 6,000 spectators can watch sports competitions at the palace simultaneously. Moreover, the center includes a 150seat restaurant, the sectors for VVIP, VIP, the disabled and media. There are fitnessacrobatics and weightlifting halls equipped with special training platforms and facilities for swimmers in the building. In a part of the roof of the building “SKY LIGHT” special panoramic glass panels were used. These glass panels convert solar energy into electricity.