Evolution Tower

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Evolution Tower
Башня Эволюция
EvolurtionTower2014.jpg
Evolution Tower 2014
General information
Status Under construction
Type High Rise Tower
Location Moscow International Business Center, Moscow, Russia
Construction started 2011
Estimated completion 2014
Cost £135 million[1]
Height
Roof 255 m (837 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 54[2]
Floor area 169,000 m2 (1,819,101 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Tony Kettle - Karen Forbes. -Professor of Art, University of Edinburgh. Re: Tony Kettle while Design Principal at RMJM, now Design Principal and Director of Kettle Collective

The Evolution Tower (Russian: Эволюция) is a skyscraper currently under construction on plot 2 and 3 as part of the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia. Each floor will be twisted 3° in relation to the preceding one, totaling 135°.[2]

Project architect Tony Kettle in collaboration with Karen Forbes, now Professor of Art at the University of Edinburgh, developed the design in detail, reflecting on the use of the spiral in earlier Russian architecture and proposing a dynamic composition which dramatically alters from different vantage points in the city. Its DNA related structure celebrates in a contemporary mode the inter-linking of individuals, generations and families.

Forming an important civic focus, on the key edge of the site which face towards Red Square it operates on both a personal level, and as a new expression of the city of Moscow. Its sensuous form is a critical element of the design addressing the quality of organic line, conceptual invention and a high level of technological engineering. The design recognises, indeed, celebrates the speed and energy of urban life in Moscow. It makes a statement of innovation amid the many historical landmarks.

Construction of the tower began in 2011, and is planned to be completed in 2014.

By May 2013, 49 floors had been completed. As of January 2014, all 54 floors have been built and builders began glazing the tower.

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Coordinates: 55°44′45″N 37°32′33″E / 55.74583°N 37.54250°E / 55.74583; 37.54250