The world’s biggest building will be coming to Moscow in 2013, and it will be energy efficient.
Covering an area of 2.5million square meters and towering above the Kremlin at 450 meters, it will be one giant hotel. There will be 3000 hotel rooms and 900 serviced apartments.
Now the good stuff. The building is one giant spiral, creating terraces on every level. These terraces create a thermal buffer for the main building, protecting the building from Moscow’s extreme weather, saving electricity.
The building will be covered with solar panels and wind turbines. Natural ventilation will be provided thanks to numerous strategically placed large atriums.
Also, dynamic enclosure panels will be slotted into the structural framing allow daylight to penetrate deep into the heart of the scheme and can be controlled to modify the internal environment.
“Energy management is at the heart of this structure, several on-site renewable and low-carbon energy generation projects are planned,” the company said in an official press statement.