eric owen moss architects: republic square
eric owen moss architects: republic square eric owen moss architects: republic square
may 03, 2009

eric owen moss architects: republic square

eric owen moss architects has designed a mixed-use tower that neighbors the capitol building in almaty, kazakhstan. the republic square is part of a large-scale development across the city of almaty. the tower itself is 126,000 square feet that will be divided up between retail, office, hotel and residential spaces. the building is a long tower which is anchored to the ground by a 38 meter diameter spiral. this feature will enclose an indoor plaza or ‘winter garden’ connecting the two sides. the spiral provides major support for the structure and encapsulates the five public venues near the ground level. in between these five spaces, four courtyards let natural let in and are each shaped to represent the four seasons of the year.

  • This feels more like an invasion. A place where you check in, but may never check out.

    royal creme says:
  • Royal

    I agree with you…. Fortunately, these type of designs are going to past soon. another 20 years, we might be seeing something more decent. I used to like moss a lot his early work, but his current work is just…. just…. just… you know what I mean. Maybe he is going through a period of finding out what he wants to do next….

    superchicharron says:
  • eric moss should work on the sets of doctor who…

    woo wee woo…(theme music)

    bill hartnell says:
  • creative does not mean complicated or confused
    ref paul raudalf sections a neat clean job
    om nanay shivay

    dinesh bhardwaj says:
  • Why modern architecture cannot be “normal”? Why architects don’t respect neighbourhood, local traditions and harmony with the srroundings? Why an architectural design must be strange or outrageous to draw attention to be called “good”? Why “art” takes over functionality and common sense doesn’t count much anymore? What happened to an old and good design school developed by FLW? When will we get that people belong to the ground, not to the sky or underground? That we need to live and work in functionally comfortable and healthy spaces with natural (and clean) light, air, water and verdure? Is better time coming any time soon?

    Bo Lucky says:
  • This is really bad. Enough with all these ‘organic’ shapes just for the sake of it. It looks ugly and unbearable

    John Avlakiotis says:
  • o well good thing they didnt get that project … prof from my school actually won it. ellinger/yehia

    stan says:
  • chto za hernya?

    Дима says:

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