Located near Moscow's third ring road, in the International Business Center,  Plot 17-18 is a mixed use development comprised of 136,000 m2 of office space, 89,000 m2 of residential, 10,000 m2 of retail and 116,000 m2 of below and above grade parking.

Intentionally presenting a simple form ensemble as memorable, paired silhouette against the varied, skyscraper skyline of Moscow City, the new building design for Plot 17-18 focuses to great extent on the quality of daylight and view within the towers and pedestrian spaces at grade level.  The building placement and site strategy studied the maximum available daylight and view cones in plan and section and located the  towers and podium massing accordingly. Significant street level and podium garden roofs provide a distinct address and amenity space for the project.  The primary project pedestrian and vehicular entrances are located to the south central portion of the site to take advantage of daytime sunlight.

The two towers feature full height south-facing glass facades and stacked garden atria. These multi-level tree gardens extend the grade level and podium roof garden experience up into the towers.

The orientation and choice of exterior materials emphasizes daylight harvesting to the interior spaces and create the memorable, elegant exterior image. Through intensive parametric modeling, an environmentally sustainable approach of 40 percent window to wall ratio is achieved throughout.  The five story podium features retail, amenities and an accessible roof garden for both residential and office tenants.  

Structural Engineering by Halvorson and Partners.
Rendering 1, 9 and 15 by H2 Studios for HOK.

Design Principal
Todd Halamka