Norman Foster & Partners
A sensitive insertion into the landscape, the design ensures that much of the site remains in its natural condition.
Rising above the skyline of Khanty Mansiysk in Siberia, this
mixed use tower will be a new landmark, providing crucial amenities
for the city, sheltered from the harsh local climate. The concept
is driven by a progressive environmental strategy that is expected
to establish new benchmarks for the region.
Set high on a hill in a densely wooded area, the tower rises
above two podium buildings each facetted like a cut diamond,
reflecting and refracting natural light to illuminate the interior.
At the summit, a viewing platform and restaurant offer panoramic
views over the city.
The development will take advantage of a number of sustainable energy strategies and key to the energy performance of the building are its atria, designed to facilitate solar gain and to encourage daylight to permeate the complex.
The mix use development will contain a hotel, office space, residential, retail and leisure and below grade car parking.
Facts about Khanty Mansiysk
Total GFA for development: 201,500 m2
Tower height: 280 meters
Last updated: December 14, 2012
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