Crystal Island

Crystal Island is 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.

Building Name -: Crystal Island

Location           -: Moscow, Russia

Architect          -: Norman Foster (firm name-:Foster and Partners)

Year of Start     -: Upcoming (proposed in 2008)

Description      -:

  • 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.
  • This building is planned to have around 2,500,000 square meters (27,000,000 square ft) of floor space and a height of 450 meters (1,476 ft).
  •  At these dimensions upon completion it would be the largest structure (in floor space) on earth.
  • The structure conceived as a self-contained city within a city will house theatres, exhibition spaces, retail and catering businesses, 3,000 hotel rooms, 900 serviced apartments and a school for 500 students. There will also be two public viewing platforms, one at 150m and another at 300m.
  • The building’s spiraling form emerges majestically from a newly landscaped park, rising in converse directions to form a diagonal grid.

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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.
  • Energy management is at the heart of this structure, several on-site renewable and low-carbon energy generation projects are planned.

 

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