Evolution Tower

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Evolution Tower
Башня Эволюция
Moscow International Business Center A 02.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Architectural style Neo-futuristic
Location Moscow International Business Center, Moscow, Russia
Construction started 2011
Owner Transneft [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 Philip 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 plots 2 and 3 as part of the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia. In 2016 Transneft bought the Evolution Tower for $1 Billion.


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 (CTBUH). 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]

Evolution Tower is the second place runner-up in Emporis Skyscraper Award 2015. It was recognized by the award jury for its expressive design. Each floor twists three degrees in relation to one below it. The tower has a rotation from the base to the top by more than 150 degrees. The extravagant design is inspired by St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow and Tatlin's Tower.[8]


  1. ^ http://english.eurobuildcee.com/?page=news&id=17580
  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.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ Marco Rinaldi. "Evolution Tower Moscow Russia". http://aasarchitecture.com/. Retrieved 29 July 2015.  External link in |work= (help)
  8. ^ https://www.emporis.com/awards/2015

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