British designer Sir Norman Foster has revealed his designs for the Green Tower, a new ecological tower in Khanty Mansyisk, Siberia.
The tower design takes the local weather and nature of Siberia into account. The 280- meter tower centers around a south-facing atrium to maximize daylight and solar gain. The tower will also be covered in faceted glass to help maximizing the daylight during the winter while reflecting natural daylight to illuminate the interior spaces and save energy.
The tower will feature residential, office, hotel and retail programs, entertainment and a restaurant at the tower's summit.