Height rank

House on Mosfilmovskaya Tower A

Height 213.3 m / 700 ft
Floors 53
Official Name
The current legal building name.

House on Mosfilmovskaya Tower A

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

House on Mosfilmovskaya 1

Name of Complex
A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.


CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.


Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
On Hold
Never Completed
Competition Entry
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Under Demolition




The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.


The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.


A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.


Structural Material
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.


Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

213.3 m / 700 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
213.3 m / 700 ft
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
197.6 m / 648 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).


Floors Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.


# of Apartments
Number of Apartments refers to the total number of residential units (including both rental units and condominiums) contained within a particular building.


# of Parking Spaces
Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.


# of Elevators
Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).


Top Elevator Speed
Top Elevator Speed refers to the top speed capable of being achieved by an elevator within a particular building, measured in meters per second.

4 m/s

Tower GFA
Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

53,478 m² / 575,632 ft²

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Tallest Concrete Building in the World
Tallest Concrete Building in Europe
Tallest Concrete Building in Russia
Tallest Concrete Building in Moscow
Construction Schedule



Construction Start




Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Sergey Skuratov Architects
Structural Engineer
(not specified)
Ivan Shipetin
MEP Engineer
(not specified)
Alexander Kolubkov
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

Svargo Group
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Façade Maintenance Equipment


19 January 2011

Ups and Downs in Russia

Sergey Skuratov, Architectural Bureau of Sergey Skuratov

Faced with the possibility that his tallest project was to be shortened after it had been constructed to full height, Sergey Skuratov found himself making...

About House on Mosfilmovskaya Tower A

Mosfilmovskaya is composed of two towers which are unified by a third structure consisting of two parallel eight-story units, with a shared atrium that brings natural sunlight to the space. The complex is located near the open spaces of Poklonnaya Gora and the valley of the Setun River, and its composition is a reflection of this location. Positioned on a three-level base that contains underground parking lots, trade rooms, sport grounds, and separate office units, the connecting low story residences and main tower are lifted up 17m (56ft) by tilted columns made of cast-in-situ concrete.

The building’s architecture responds to the scarceness of other large buildings in the district, and the famous rich greenery of the Moscow State University campus and vast territories of the well-known “Mosfilm” factory of movies. A principle of segregation between private and public spaces was part of the fundamental program for the complex. Separation from residential users, office users and visitors, while concurrently providing all users access to the buildings’ many functions, was realized through optimization and planning to avoid loss of engineering and technology efficiency.

The construction site was chosen precisely at the break point of the longitudinal profile on the famous Mosfilmovskaya Street, and occupied only vacant spaces within the city block. To stress the size of the main tower, an eight-shade aluminum panel system from Japan was used as the finishing element to the suspended façade. These panels create a smooth transition from a bright white Carrara marble look at the top, to a dark shade of limestone at the bottom. A rhombus shaped floor plan is slightly but intentionally turned counterclockwise as it travels upwards, thus giving the main tower a slightly twisted shape. Its façades are made of three different types of glass, while the intertwining, basket-weave stripes subdue its monotony. Multiple outlets for retail and entertainment are seen throughout the building’s program, including a self-service store below the building’s ground level as well as shopping galleries, and a night club.