Zil Gateway Tower

Moscow, Russia
The new 150-meter high tower is part of the larger initiative, a new urban redevelopment project under way on the former site of the ZIL automotive factory in central Moscow. The new ZIL Gateway Tower is a 40-story, 47,000 square-meter building that accommodates 373 residential units in an iconic tower atop a podium that includes retail uses, art galleries and offices.

The building's architectural strength stems from the careful juxtaposition of three distinctive components actualizing a contemporary composition, reminiscent of the great constructivist work of the late 1920s.
The balance of the podium, the tower and a striking suspended cube shape the ZIL Tower's distinctive silhouette that stands out against Moscow's skyline. Coupled with this formal strategy is an architectural aspect to the building's fenestration creating a contextual reference to the illustrious and powerful history
of the ZIL district. The use of parametric design enabled the optimization of panel modularity for cost purposes while working together with interior planning to optimize views, daylight and climatic performance.

At the street level the building's podium forms a pass-through connecting the ZIL Boulevard to the ZILART Park. Flanked by art galleries and outdoor exhibits, this contemporary arcade brings into the heart of the residential complex the fundamentals of ZIL's cultural ambitions.
Project Information
Program: Residential Tower

Size: 47,000 Square Meters

Status: Under Construction (Completition Expected in 2022)

Date 2014


Design Team:

Architect: Asymptote Architecture

Design: Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture

Project Director: Volkan Alkanoglu, John Guida

Design Team : Sebastian Andia, Matt Post, Christoph Ziegler, Kee Hyun Ahn

Daniel Gillen, Richard Heger, Julie Bogdanowicz, Ariane Stracke, Jonathan Kleinhampel, Ben Ritter, Julia Elise Hoins, Francesco Lopez-Martinez, Tae-Hyung Park, Ji Young Kim


Client: LSR Group


Services Provided:

Lead Architectural Design

Interior Design Programming

Schematic Design Design Development

Construction Documents

Project Management

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