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Law of the Azerbaijan Republic

On May 15, 1998 No. 497-IQ

About architectural activities

(as amended on 04-05-2018)

This Law regulates professional and architectural creative activities for ensuring life activity, material and spiritual needs of society and the person.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

The concepts used in this Law express the following values:

architectural activities - professional activity of persons (architects) creating the architectural work, on author's control of development and implementation of the architectural project, general coordination on development of project documents for construction, reconstruction and restorations, scientific research and education in the field of architecture, and also activities of divisions (managements, departments) dealing in relevant organs of the executive authority with issues of town planning and architecture, activities of chief architects of the cities and areas;

architecture object - buildings, structures and their complexes, interiors, gardens, parks, resorts and other vacation spots created on the basis of the architectural project, architecture monuments, results of scientific research in the field of architecture, monuments and their complexes; rjycn

the architectural project - architectural part of the general project documents (the project of architectural object) developed for creation of architectural object and determining space and volume structure and the art solution of architectural object;

architectural plan targets - the official document about key parameters of object and requirements for its placement on the taken-away parcel of land issued to the customer corresponding territorial (city, district) architectural and planned body for creation of architectural object;

the detailed design - the contractual document issued by the customer to the architect for project development of architectural object and constituted taking into account architectural plan targets;

construction permit - the document of the formal permission issued to the customer by relevant organ of the executive authority after approval and registration of the architectural project by the specified body on the basis of the existing rules.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on architectural activities

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on architectural activities consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law, other legal acts and international treaties recognized by the Azerbaijan Republic.

If between this Law and interstate agreements recognized by the Azerbaijan Republic there is contradiction, rules of interstate agreements are applied.

Article 3. Obligations of the state in the field of architectural activities

Obligations of the state in the field of architectural activities are:

forming and implementation of state policy in the field of architectural activities;

coordination of activities of architectural and town-planning bodies;

development of regulatory legal acts in the field of architectural activities; control of architectural activities.

Article 4. Bases and rules of creation of architectural object

For creation of object of architecture the customer shall receive in stipulated by the legislation procedure the official document about permission to the parcel of land and asset construction and architectural plan target and to give the detailed design to person creating architecture object.

If other conditions are not provided in the agreement signed for creation of the architectural project, this project cannot be used more than once.

In exceptional cases the architectural project and documents constituted on its basis for construction can be used on condition of payment of the fee to the author or his heir.

Object of architecture shall answer the existing construction regulations and rules, basic provisions of territorial and planned projects, requirements of providing ecologically and socially safe and comfortable life activity of people.

The detailed design reflecting interests, requirements, offers and recommendations of the parties arising in connection with creation and use of object of architecture is signed jointly by the customer and the legal entity and physical person which created architecture object.

The project of object of architecture and the rule of technical and ecological assessment in coordination with the body giving architectural plan targets affirms on the basis of the existing legislation relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 5. Ensuring architectural activities

The relevant organ and the organization created by relevant organ of the executive authority creates conditions for free works of the architect, development of architectural science and education, providing the rights of architects.

Legal entities and physical persons of the Azerbaijan Republic in the procedure established by the legislation can be engaged in free architectural activities.

If other cases, foreigners are not provided in interstate agreements of the Azerbaijan Republic, stateless persons and foreign legal entities can perform architectural activities in the Azerbaijan Republic together with the citizen or the legal entity of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Copyright in the field of architectural activities is performed according to the procedure established by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Architects direct bodies of architecture and town planning.

Article 6. Professional and creative associations of architects

Architects have the right to create professional associations on the basis of the relevant legislation.

Professional and creative consolidation of architects:

protects professional interests of architects;

participates in implementation of the strategy of development for architecture;

creates creative concepts of architects in the field of architecture and town planning;

gives offers to customers and consumers of architectural works.

Chapter II. The rights and obligations of persons who are engaged in architectural activities

Article 7. The rights of persons who are engaged in architectural activities

Persons who are engaged in architectural activities have the following rights:

make request in relevant organs and receive the architectural plan targets necessary for preproject researches, designings, constructions of the architectural work, other data and source documents;

defend the architectural project of object approved with the customer in case of examination and consideration in relevant organs;

at the request of the customer to perform management of development of documentation for building on all Sections, to approve all changes of architectural concept of the approved project with relevant organs of the executive authority and state examination, to involve on the basis of the agreement in creation of documentation of assistants, consultants and technical workers;


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