Evolution Tower

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Evolution Tower
Башня Эволюция
Evolution Tower.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Location Moscow International Business Center, Moscow, Russia
Construction started 2011
Completed 6 October 2014
Cost $500 million[1]
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 Philipp Nikandrov, chief project architect, ZAO Gorproject, 2011-2014, design was transformed from earlier concept of City Palace Tower 2005-2008 by RMJM

The Evolution Tower (Russian: Эволюция) is a skyscraper on plot 2 and 3 as part of the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia.


Evolution Tower with other MIBC skyscrapers on the background

The tower was designed by RMJM along with Scottish artist Karen Forbes.[3] It looks like two ribbons twisting around each other. Each is twisted by 3° in relation to the preceding one, totalling 135°.[4] The design of the tower was inspired by pictures of the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed, French sculptor Auguste Rodin's 'The Kiss' and Tatlin's tower.[5][6]

Construction of the tower began in 2011, and was completed in late 2014.


Evolution Tower was nominated as a finalist for 'Best Tall Building in Europe' by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. A member of the CTBUH jury responsible for selecting the finalists, Anthony Wood was quoted as saying: "The world has seen an increasing number of twisting towers in the last decade or so, but Evolution Tower takes the record for the most extreme twist."[7]


  1. ^ http://www.radidomapro.ru/ryedktzij/nedvijimost/kommertcheskaya/baschniu-evoliutziia-v-moskva-siti-dostroiat-v-10914.php
  2. ^ a b http://snegiri.com/projects/objects/evolution-tower/ Official site
  3. ^ Jay Amrutia. "Evolution Tower Moscow Russia". kadvacorp.com. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Jay Amrutia. "Evolution Tower Moscow Russia". kadvacorp.com. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Burak İkiler. ":: Renaissance Construction ::". rencons.com. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Tony Kettle Associates. "Evolution Tower Moscow Russia". http://kettle.co/. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Marco Rinaldi. "Evolution Tower Moscow Russia". http://aasarchitecture.com/. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 


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Coordinates: 55°44′54″N 37°32′31″E / 55.74833°N 37.54194°E / 55.74833; 37.54194