Saturday, July 29, 2006

Moscow to get Green Giant

Foster and Partners unveil world's tallest naturally ventilated building

Taller than any other building in Europe – Foster's new tower for CTT Group will be a striking new addition to the dynamic high-rise skyline of Moscow City. The mixed-use project - incorporating apartments, hotel, office and leisure space - will have an ‘energy cycle’ that will help promote sustainable design globally. At ground level, an inverted pyramid that houses retail space and a public ice-rink With retail and offices generating higher density use towards the base – residential, hotel and serviced apartments are located in the higher end of the building, there are a series of green skygardens that draw in natural ventilation and provide key circulation and social space. At the summit, a publicly accessible viewing deck with cafes and bars creates a magnetic new attraction for both visitors and residents of Moscow.


General Building Data
Height to top of building: 600m
Height to top occupied floor: 500m
Width of floor plates: 21m
Typical floor to floor height: 4.25m
Number of lifts: 101
Number of car parking spaces: 3680
Number of floors above ground: 118 floors

Structural System
Composite steel and concrete ‘fan’ column superstructure
Reinforced concrete core
21m clear span steel trusses with concrete on steel deck for office floors
Steel beams with intermediate columns with concrete on steel deck for the hotel, serviced apartments and residential floors

Tallest naturally ventilated tower in the world
Shallow 21m floor plates to maximise daylight and natural ventilation potential
Triple glazed high performance low energy façade
High-end comfort levels throughout
Photovoltaic cells feed electricity back into city grid, equivalent to lighting office space all year
Energy recycling within the vertical city reduces heating demand by 20%
Potential for thermopiles and river water cooling
Rain water and snow harvesting reduces fresh water demand for toilets by 30%
Waste recycling

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