Anchoring
a New District

When it opened in 2011, City of Capitals was the tallest building in Europe, and one of the first markers of Moscow’s resurgence.

After more than a decade of planning, the Moscow International Business Center (MIBC) district, or Moscow City, has become a symbol of Russia’s ascent in the global economic playing field. City of Capitals, the district's fourth completed development, features shopping, entertainment, a fitness center and spa, and office space within an 18-story podium building, and luxury apartments in two towers named after Moscow and St. Petersburg.

To speed up construction, NBBJ adopted a fast-track schedule that allowed architectural design of the façade to continue even after the structural design had been completed and construction was underway. This design introduced advanced engineering and design capabilities while building upon local construction expertise. With segmented towers inspired by avant-garde artist Vladimir Tatlin and Russian Constructivism, City of Capitals is a new architectural landmark, featuring commanding views over the Moscow River and the city center, only five kilometers away.

Publications

The Wall Street Journal, “Moscow Business Complex Sees Rebirth,” April 2013
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) Journal, “Case Study: Capital City Towers, Moscow,” 2011 Issue II