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.
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The 65-storytowerconsists 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.
+ Union of Architects of Kazakhstan
+ World Architecture Festival (WAF)