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30 october 2014

October 17, 2014, Moscow


The Evolution Tower is located at sites 2,3 of the Moscow City MIBC with an area of 2.55 Ha in the immediate vicinity of the Bagration pedestrian bridge and the “Delovoy Tsentr” (Business Center) metro station. The Evolution Tower is a literally unique project: the building twists its way up to the top by more than 150 degrees (each of its fifty floors twists 3 degrees with respect to the ground floor), which will become record-setting for the Eurasian continent upon construction completion (scheduled for 2014 end). What also makes the tower unique is the ease and flexibility with which the spiral-shaped construction makes its graceful twist - the result of a careful balance of the reinforced concrete framework, which makes it possible to miraculously shift huge structures with a weight of dozens of thousands tons.


Ph.V. Nikandrov, Chief Project Designer of ZAO GORPROJECT describes, “The Evolution Tower looks like a DNA molecule. Two snow-white bands of the opposite facades of the tower symbolize the aspiring evolutionary spiral twisting and smoothly join together into a bare metallic structure above the top. By the way, the functional top of the tower is designed as the first publicly accessible scenic viewpoint to provide the city with an extra publicly accessible well-furnished site with an area exceeding 2,000 sq. m. that can be used as a landscaped recreation place with fountains and a scenic terrace for a summer cafe.”


The “Best 2013 Investment and Construction Project” contest held since 2000 is organized to select truly the best facilities, to raise awareness of both the professional community and the general public of the development of socially important facilities, technology improvement, quality enhancement of the facilities, and to promote their fastest possible commissioning. Sixty-one sites designed by 62 organizations participated in the contest this year. Based on the contest results, the sophisticated jury consisting of the representatives of the Department of City-Planning Policy of Moscow, the Moscow Architecture and City-Planning Committee and the Association of Moscow Investors announced winners in 14 categories.


The festive awards ceremony for the “Best 2013 Investment and Construction Project” took place on October 17, 2014, as part of the DOMEXPO International Real Estate Exhibition. ZAO GORPROJECT, leader in general design of residential and municipal buildings and structures, won in the category titled “Mixed-use Complexes, Office Premises and Buildings, Business Centers.” The company was established in 2002 and has unrivaled experience in Russia in the design and construction of high-rise buildings. Besides the Evolution Tower, the Institute has implemented the following major projects in the Moscow City MIBC, namely, the Novotel Hotel transport terminal (site 8а), “IQ Quarter” (site 11), the Eurasia Tower mixed-use office complex (site 12), the Federation Tower (site 13), Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg and other facilities.


S.I. Lakhman, General Director of ZAO GORPROJECT comments, “Our victory is the result of the great efforts taken by our Design Institute. It is gratifying to be able to be part of the team that is shaping a new image of Moscow and to construct landmark facilities destined to become lasting symbols of our city. We would like to express our gratitude to the contest organizers for appreciating our work!

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