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architecture-interior-art

Khanty Mansiysk

Posted by ewanvfe on 12/03/2008

Foster + Partners
Khanty Mansiysk

Siberia, Russia

A sensitive insertion into the landscape, the design ensures that much of the site remains in its natural condition.


Photo courtesy Foster + Partners

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.


Photo courtesy Foster + Partners

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.


Photo courtesy Foster + Partners

The development will take advantage of a number of sustainable energy
strategies. 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 mixed use development will contain a hotel, office space,
residential, retail and leisure, as well as below grade car parking.
The mixed use development will contain a hotel, office space, residential, retail and leisure, as well as below grade car parking.

Site Area: 140,000 square meters
Total GFA for development: 201,500 square meters
Tower height; 280 meters

Architects: Foster + Partners

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