vasily klyukin envisions winged victory of samothrace tower
all images courtesy of vasily klyukin
russian architect and businessman vasily klyukin has envisioned a monumental design for a tower, which intersects a globally renowned fine art masterpiece into an architectural scheme. motivated by an interest in the myths and legends of ancient greece, klyukin adopts the form of ‘winged victory of samothrace’ — a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the greek goddess nike — as the anatomy of a soaring residential skyscraper. ‘usually towers compete in height‘, klyukin tells designboom, ‘I wanted to compete in beauty, playing with the acts and forms. I just couldn’t bypass the goddess of beauty and victory with my attention.’
the building’s construction and design correlates with geographical and climatic conditions, architectural surroundings and cultural traditions of a specific region. in many of the visualizations, ‘nike’ overlooks a vast waterfront, referencing the original statue’s commemoration, not only of the goddess, but of a victorious sea battle. klyukin believes that a symbolic building project greatly contributes to the development of economy, attraction of investment and the increase of tourism, and proposes this construction as the epitome of the ways in which a structure can do this.
‘nike’ tower overlooks a city
the soaring structure is wrapped in the anatomy of the famous marble statue
klyukin sees a symbolic building project greatly contributing to the development of an economy
layers of glass delineate the winged form