Crystal Island World’s Biggest Building Coming to Moscow

Saturday, December 29, 2007 |
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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 4 bln USD.

The hight will be 450 metres.
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
estimated construction time is 5 years.

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The exterior facade will be solar responsive and will include solar panels which, along with wind turbines, will generate electricity for the huge tower. Natural ventilation will be provided thanks to numerous strategically placed large atriums. The internal environment will also have dynamic enclosure panels slotted into the structural framing that will allow daylight to penetrate deep into the heart of the structure; the panels will also be controlled to modify temperature inside the building – closed in winter for extra warmth and opened in summer to allow natural ventilation.

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