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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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MOSCOW | Crystal Island | 450m | 1476ft | Pro

Crystal Island is approved to be built in Moscow on the peninsula between Moscow-river and Andropov ave.
It is expected that this new architecture of the 21st century will not confront with the traditional Moscow architecture.

Norman Foster is the architect of the project.
Shalva Chigirinsky is the investor.
The estimated price of the construction is USD 4 bln.

The hight will be 450 metres.
The diameter at the base - 701 metres.
This is supposed to become the biggest building
2mln 670000 sq metres.
the project will include
180000 - hotel
400000 - business centre and offices
250000 - sport centre
the rest - entertaining centre and shopping mall
parking space for 16500 cars
end of the construction - 2014











http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=558665 thread in the SSC Russian section/

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21/12/2007
Foster + Partners creates the world’s largest single building

One of the world’s most ambitious building projects, Crystal Island has been granted preliminary planning permission in Moscow. Enclosed within a vast mega structure covering a total floor area of 2.5million square metres – the project’s scale is unprecedented. At 450m the scheme in one of the tallest structures on the planet, creating a spectacular new emblem on the Moscow skyline. Conceived as a self-contained city within a city, it contains a rich mix of buildings including museums, theatres and cinemas, to ensure that it is a major new destination for the whole of Moscow.

Presented to the Moscow Public and Architectural Council, Crystal Island is a highly anticipated new project. Located on the Nagatino Peninsula, edged by the Moscow River, it is located only 7.5 km from the Kremlin, and offers panoramic views over Moscow from a viewing platform at its apex.

Crystal Island will have a range of cultural, exhibition and performance facilities, approximately 3000 hotel rooms and 900 serviced apartments, as well as offices and shops, designed to maintain a dynamic and animated public realm throughout the day. Residents are able to work and live within a densely planned area where every amenity is within easy walking distance, including an international school for 500 students. Mixed-use also presents a strong case for energy balance, with individual components using energy at different times, while reinforcing the breadth of economic and social activity of the area.

The building’s spiraling form emerges majestically from a newly landscaped park, rising in converse directions to form a diagonal grid. This distinctive geometry extends throughout the project into the park. The result is that the scheme is seamlessly integrated into a new park landscape, which provides a range of activities throughout the year, including cross country skiing and ice skating in the winter.

The internal built volumes assume a staggered formation within the triangulated steel mega frame, extending flush against the sloping facetted glazed outer skin. This terracing creates a series of wintergardens, which form a breathable second layer and thermal buffer for the main building, shielding the interior spaces from Moscow’s extreme summer and winter climates. A vertical louvre system sheaths the internal facades to ensure privacy for the individual apartments.

Dynamic enclosure panels slotted into the structural framing allow daylight to penetrate deep into the heart of the scheme and can be controlled to modify the internal environment – closed in winter for extra warmth and opened in summer to allow natural ventilation. Energy management is at the heart of the design, with additional strategies to include on-site renewable and low-carbon energy generation.
http://www.fosterandpartners.com/News/324/Default.aspx








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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #2
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awesome project, most impressive of all, even in the world.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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Very interesting project!
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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #4
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Would be an instant worldwide landmark if built.


Where on this map is the Moscow-City CBD?

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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #5
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stunning design, love it!!! reminds me on the vision X-seed 4000 ...only 10 times smaller
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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #6
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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #7
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can't see your pic

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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #8
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #9
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WOW! what a beautiful project! thats now one of my favourite in the world. thats what i call art-quitecture
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #10
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WOW amazing project, i love it.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #11
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This is sick ! Awesome!
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #12
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wow looks sweet go moscow
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #13
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wow Awesome!!

5 years? so it will be built in 2013?
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #14
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Stunning looking project. Could become one of the 7 wonders of the world if done correctly.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #15
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Frickin' great!

The outer building design is really slick and complexive. This might be the one of the most beautiful High-Rises ever.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #16
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moscow the futur city of europe
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Old December 16th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #17
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I really don't like the way Foster combines 2 older designs of his own and comes up with a 3rd. The project seems to lack (Foster's) creativity.

Here's the recipe for this project: mix "Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan" with that crystal tower from Khanty Mansiysk, then add "growth powder" or something.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #18
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Wow, what an impressive structure!
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Old December 16th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #19
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wow thats different great project
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Old December 16th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #20
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OMG

Awesome project
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