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Siberian eco tower

Foster + Partners have clearly been busy on the large scale eco front with another offering in the Russian city of Khanty Mansyisk. This 280 metre tall tower is built like a cut diamond to maximise daylight through the winter months by the refraction of light. Of the project, the architecture firm says, ‘this mixed-use scheme will create an elegant and crystalline landmark, providing crucial new amenities for its citizens — a place for living, working, and leisure, sheltered from the harsh Siberian climate’. [see another Foster + Partners design]