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Federation Tower ‘VIP Roof Dining’ in Moscow, Russia. Photo courtesy Mirax.

Federation Tower VIP Roof Dining

  • COMPLETION DATE
    2017

Overview

The Federation Tower will have the tallest steel-glass roof structure in Europe using high-end three-dimensional parametric design tools and advanced modelling software to achieve an integrated design of structure, skin and double-curved geometry.

As a special feature, a movable platform at the 91st floor will serve as a VIP dining area, that is motorized and can be mechanically shifted outwards. Completely integrated in the roof cap façade, the one bay wide section will move out up to three meters providing spectacular views over the city. Additional features as glass roof, glass floor and operable glass side walls will complete the design.

Thornton Tomasetti performed all structural calculations including the glass wall and glass floor design (triple-laminated safety glazing) and provided detailed façade skin drawings with special focus on water-tightness and esthetically aligned joint elements that integrate necessary space for the electrical moving devices.

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While the range of shapes and forms that can be designed with modern modeling tools is almost limitless, geometric discipline is still essential for budget control. When forms are still in flux, the design team can use our proprietary tools to interactively study multiple geometric options and establish optimized shapes for structural frames and building surfaces, along with related systems.

Parametric modeling applies parameters such as materials, dimensions or performance criteria to define elements or element categories within a model. Once entered, they can be altered, individually or in combination, to explore and easily incorporate design changes. These 3D models contain intelligent information and can serve as deliverables, or they can be used to generate 2D drawings. Parametric models improve documentation speed and quality, enhance visualization, quickly perform geometry-based analytical tasks and easily calculate material quantities.

Generative modeling uses scripts – instead of direct input – to generate elements, providing even greater flexibility in iterating and testing many options. It allows architects, engineers and other project stakeholders to work together to quickly evaluate any number of concepts and variations.