Zaha Hadid Architects will build a technology park in Moscow for Sberbank (PICS)
Tree-shaped columns, winter gardens with birch trees, a hotel, dozens of restaurants and yoga spaces – all in a futuristic building that looks like a spire.
The main Russian bank Sberbank is building a technology park on the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow. Famous architects Zaha Hadid’s project won an international tender to secure the deal.
The Technopark will be a 10-story building, with 266,000 square meters of space, which will take the form of a volumetric spire. It will be able to accommodate more than 14,000 employees.
The center of the futuristic structure will be marked by Hadid’s usual smooth lines, and it will have a giant atrium with a glass dome. The support for the latter will rest on a huge wooden column 50 meters high.
In addition to the commercial areas, the building will house 24 cafes and restaurants, a library, a hotel, and gym and yoga rooms.
At the same time, there will be spaces for leisure and relaxation on the top floor; part of the offices and leisure spaces will alternate with each other, forming a long chain.
There will also be conservatories with real plants in the technology park.
Around the building will be a promenade, consisting of a square with meadows and fountains, and an oval pond.
It is one of the last Hadid projects that the legendary Zaha Hadid herself personally worked on before she died in March 2016.
The Technopark should be built by the end of the year.
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