Europe’s Tallest Building in Russia Designed by Dutch Architect Erick van Egeraat
MOSCOW, November 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Moscow’s Mercury-City Tower reaching its highest point on 17 November 2012
Construction of the new Mercury-City Tower, presently Europe’s tallest building, has
been completed. Due to this achievement the title of the tallest building in Europe is now
solidly back to Russia’s capital.
With its roof mark at 338.8m, Mercury-City takes the lead again. The Shard, a
308-meter high obelisk-shaped glass icon in London, designed by Italian star architect
Renzo Piano, recently took the title to the English capital. Before that the Muscovites
were proud to host Europe’s tallest building: 301.6-m high twin towers Capital-City were
not just Europe’s tallest buildings, but also provided living spaces on the highest level
in Europe. By now this title has been passed on as well. The apartments at the top of
Mercury-City have unquestionably overthrown this achievement, surpassing it by 40m. Both
Europe’s tallest towers in Moscow, Capital-City and the top of Mercury-City are designed
by the Dutch star architect Erick van Egeraat. Construction of Mercury-City started in
2008 and it will be ready for occupation in 2013.
The design of Mercury-City originates from the American architect Frank Williams, who
died in February 2010, before the project was completed. Mercury-City will surpass
Capital-City in height by almost 40m. The tower is part of the international business area
Moscow-City located on the Eastern bank of the Moskva-river, 5 km away from the Kremlin.
Besides residential part designed by Erick van Egeraat, it will accommodate offices,
garages, shops and restaurants.
Notes to the editor
Designed by Erick van Egeraat
During 30 years of practice Erick van Egeraat (Amsterdam 1956) built a diverse
portfolio containing ambitious and high-profile projects in the Netherlands, Europe and
Eurasia. He has led the realisation of over 100 projects in more than 10 countries. His
architecture establishes a dialogue with historical/cultural context while interacting
with the most heterogeneous aspects of contemporary life.
Erick van Egeraat and his work have received numerous international awards. Last month
his interior design of Drents Museum received the high-valued Dutch Design Awards for
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