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Official Name OKO - Residential Tower
Name of Complex Oko Business Centre
Other Names OKO - South Tower, OKO Tower 1, 16 IBC Tower 1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Russia
City Moscow
Street Address & Map 8 Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya
Building Function residential / serviced apartments / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2015
Official Website OKO
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Global Ranking #34 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #1 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #1 Tallest in Russia
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Moscow

Companies Involved

Developer Capital Group
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Structural Engineer
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
MEP Engineer
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Main Contractor Ant Yapi Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Shen Milsom Wilke, Inc.
• Civil Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
• Façade Maintenance Lee Herzog Consulting; Lerch Bates
• Geotechnical Bilgi 2000 Engineering & Construction Ltd.
• Interiors AVROKO; Iosa Ghini Associati
• Landscape SWA Group
• Lighting Fisher Marantz Stone
• Parking Rich and Associates
• Security Sato & Associates, Inc.
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Consultants, Ltd.
• Wind RWDI

About OKO - Residential Tower

Located in Moscow City, the dense, bustling financial district of the Russian capital, OKO - Residential Tower offers an elegant modern example of a residential high-rise. The structure is part of a twin tower development that includes a smaller office building, and its design is responsive to its smaller twin. The façades of the two towers are articulated with crisp diagonal folds and linked by a faceted base, generating an arresting shard effect that defines the buildings’ appearance. The canted folds allow the towers to taper away from one another as they rise, creating a dialogue between their bold, simple forms.

The towers form an L-shaped composition at the ground plane that is pulled to perimeter of the site. This placement works in tandem with the façade folds to allow the building to cant over the major roadway infrastructure that abuts the property line. A landscaped plaza sits at the base of the buildings and creates a sheltered, private garden that guides hotel guests and building residents to separate lobbies. This pedestrian-scaled space offers welcome respite from the bustle of Moscow City, where open space is a prized commodity.

The building’s all-glass façade offers several amenities that benefit its occupants. Ventilated mullions can be opened manually to allow natural air flow into the interior. These mullions also help to mitigate stack effect. Along with their practical implications, such features create a dynamic, shifting exterior.

The elegance of OKO - Residential Tower is apparent in every detail—from the clarity of its bold yet subtle forms, to the rich materials of its gracious interior spaces. It serves as a precedent for design excellence and as a key destination within Moscow City.

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