This futuristic mixed-use skyscraper could bring the idea of living among the clouds to reality. Named Cloud City, the 65-story multi-purpose complex takes the form of clouds with units grouped in several clusters that protrude from the main volume. The project, conceived by Union of Architects of Kazakhstan, made the World Architecture Festival (WAF) shortlist in the Commercial Mixed-Use-Future Projects category.
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) recently announced the 338 projects that made its annual design awards shortlist. Among crystalline hills, nature-infused public spaces and lush urban eco-systems, Cloud City was chosen as one of the best unbuilt projects in the category that focuses on future designs.
The 65-story tower consists of “cloud blocks” that house different functions and separate housing units, offices, hotels and shopping spaces, simultaneously allowing direct sunlight to pass into the interior atrium space. By emulating cloud formations, the project provides an optimal level of porosity which forms different spaces, terraces and green areas. Its playful structure creates a diversity that is rarely seen in skyscraper design.
Via CNN Style