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"QUANTUM SHOT" #145


Russian architectural ambitions appear to be on the rise

I saw today this article and decided to translate it... it's really an eye-catching design, especially from the air:

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Moscow's South West area will be graced by a giant "flying saucer"- shaped building "Galaktika" (Galaxy), which will "hover" over the busy intersection of Michurin and Lobachevski streets. It will include a shopping center, hotel, plenty of parking and even helicopter landing pads.


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Irina Laur, the author of this unique UFO idea, and the main investor - "MOST / SKM Holdings" - presented these designs in Cannes, which generated a considerable interest. A 60-meters high, 213,000 sq. m. structure will also contain a luxury hotel, a shopping mall with various restaurants and enough space to park 2500 cars. It still remains to be seen if this project will see completion (with 250-300 million dollars estimated cost and possible logistic nightmares). Construction will start at the end of this year and is expected to be completed by 2010.


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If construction starts on schedule, it would probably be reported by the Google Earth community as a weird thing in the middle of familiar Moscow streets. Some kind of an alien visitation of the architectural kind?

Sources: Restco.ru, Kvadroom.ru

PS
Saint Petersburg is going to get a new skyscraper, as well. Here are some preliminary designs of the GazProm building:

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3 Comments:

Blogger [cmh] said...

Regarding GazProm's building it was RMJM's contribution that won.

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Blogger Biktor_Itzá said...

que arquitectura mas espectacular.
la verdad es que me sorprende ver como avanza la tecnologia y la imaginacion de hombre. Inspirarse en un Ovni para construir un edificio es algo digno de tener en cuenta a la hora de analizar los gustos...
como dicen acá en Chile..."En gustos no hay nada escrito"
a mi en especial me gustó el nuevo edificio, espero algún dia estar allí para verlo con mis propios ojos.
saludos...

biktor...

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Anonymous cool said...

I bet they will get a lot of people or customers to buy stuff from the malls, awsome!

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