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Recognition of Evolution

18 march 2016

The project of the tower of a unique spiral-shaped design, erected in the MIBC Moscow-City, has been selected by leading experts and members of the jury, among 4 finalists - nominees in the category "Best Office and Business Development". This was the first such a nomination for the facility built in Russia.
 

Moscow Evolution Tower became the finalist of the prestigious international MIPIM Award competition, held in the framework of the main real estate annual event of the year in - the MIPIM exhibition in Cannes (France).

 

The project of the tower of a unique spiral-shaped design, erected in the MIBC Moscow-City, has been selected by leading experts and members of the jury, among 4 finalists - nominees in the category "Best Office and Business Development". This was the first such a nomination for the facility built in Russia.

 

Ceremonial announcement of the nominees and winners of the contest was held in the great hall of the famous Palais des Festivals, which annually hosts the ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival. Furthermore, the project has received the recognition of several leading European real estate editions, which have published images of the tower on their pages and front covers. The presentation mount of the Evolution Tower had a very positive public response - the booth exhibitors and guests expressed their genuine delight and admiration, and the majority of visitors, looking at the tower’s exhibit layout, asked approximately the same thing: "When this fantastic concept will be implemented?" And almost all were surprised that the tower has already been built and is incarnated "in flesh" on the banks of the Moscow River, adorning the city panorama.

 

This enthusiastic response has been very pleasant, especially not from passers-by on the street, but from the leading international real estate professionals and market experts.

 

Project Stand at the Cannes exhibition among the many honored guests visited the Head of the Ministry of Construction of Russia Mikhail Men and State Duma deputy Vladimir Resin, who participated in the exhibition work on the commission of Russian delegation. 246m high Evolution Tower located in MIBC Moscow-City near by the pedestrian Bagration Bridge on Presnenskaya Moscow River embankment. The building combines state-of-the-art engineering technologies and features of Russian architectural style. Each of the 54 floors is constantly twisted by 3° whilst being arranged around the central core of the building lets the skyscraper experience an elegant rotation in a clockwise direction from the base to the top by 156°. The 82 000 sqm office tower with 52 levels twisting 156 degrees overall features the best riverside panoramas from its open roof observation deck. The world’s largest innovative cold-bent façade (approximately 14° from verticality) provides an amazing optical illusion, reflecting the surrounding panorama of Moscow upside down at an angle of 90° to the horizon, i.e. rotating the panoramas vertically, which is also unprecedented for the world of architecture. The 2.5ha development provides a significant open public space - 2ha of terraced landscaped roof over the retail mall, thus delivering the perfect mix of Class A business uses with public and social activities of the civic plaza and the retail mall with a food court, family entertainment and educational center above the large underground car-park with direct links to the metro station and pedestrian bridge as means of main public transportation, and on the 52 level is also a helipad.

 

From the very beginning the project architects and developers faced an ambitious task to create a recognizable sculptural image skyscraper, which would became a new architectural flagship and a symbol of modern Moscow. The helicoid tower resembles the DNA molecule: two white ribbons of the opposite facades are smoothly twisted into the rotated by 90° the symbol of infinity and merged into a naked metal structure above the roof, symbolizing the concept of evolution in praise of progress and advancement.

 

In 2015, the Evolution Tower was also nominated for another prestigious international competition for the title of the best skyscraper of the world - 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building Award (the building became a finalist for the European Region and received the award at a ceremony in Chicago in November 2015).

 

Company GORPROJECT - a leading Russian design institute specializing in unique and high-rise buildings construction, was chosen as the general design contractor of the Evolution Tower.The Chief Architect of GORPROJECT Philip Nikandrov - the leader of the project team and the Principal of the project, is also the author of the original idea of the tower, developed in 2005-2006 by RMJM for the architectural competition held by the developer and co-investor of the project (ZAO Snegiri Development). The general contractor of the object is Renaissance Construction.

 

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