Guardian Glass Project: Business Center Lotus

Business Center Lotus
Photo source
© Алексей Hародицкий

Date: 2 July 2020

Like shining armour, slightly mirrored glass covers the dynamically arched facades and roofs of the towers, allowing light to flood the interiors.

The Lotus Business Centre is a high-tech, functional piece of modern architecture that provides panoramic views across the Russian capital. Designed by one of Russia’s leading architectural firms, SPEECH, the 153,000 square meter complex comprises of three identical towers (two office and one residential) joined by a supporting underground base.

Like shining armour, slightly mirrored glass covers the dynamically arched facades and roofs of the towers, allowing light to flood the interiors. From a distance, the three buildings look like giant propeller blades, revolving around a central point. This sense of rotation is created by gentle curvatures in the glass, not just horizontally, but vertically too. Visible metal elements are kept to a minimum in order to keep the slightly overlapping glass surfaces as smooth as possible.

Business Center Lotus
© Алексей Hародицкий

Unique angled window glass with an inner metal structure is used to create the façade’s infinitely smooth surface. The top floor technical level has staggered glass panes and a crown-like floor creates a broken line between the sky and its reflection in the slanting facades. The composition is similar to that of a Lotus flower, giving the centre its name.

Business Center Lotus
© Алексей Hародицкий
Business Center Lotus
© Алексей Hародицкий


CITY: Moscow


PRODUCT: SunGuard® HP Silver 43/31

600450 Guardian Glass Project: Business Center Lotus

Others also read

Glass that offers light, comfort and elegance – from every perspective
Şişecam has attended Zak World of Facades Conference - Istanbul event which was held for the first time in Turkey.
Looking for a convenient, engaging way to complete your annual CE credits in the middle of the busy holiday season? Vitro’s Glass Education Insider webinar series can help you finish your requirements with four virtual sessions in December.
There is need for uniform rules and standards for facade curtain systems and translucent facades
The two sections of Beijing Municipal Administrative Center Library have 276 pieces of large glass supplied by NorthGlass.
Program topics include a breadth of professional development and leadership training subjects ranging from leading in disruptive times to navigating business and entrepreneurship.
Vitro Architectural Glass announced that Titan glass, a new oversized glass product for large-scale exterior insulating glass units (IGUs), will be included in retrofit’s Top 25 Products special.
AB-AR, post-breakage structural interlayer developed and designed by EVALAM, has been chosen as the solution to laminate the balcony railings in the exclusive apartments of the Sky Tower in Cyprus.
“Crossing our fingers” was worth it. OKAfree and with it OKALUX have won Bronze in this year’s Architects‘ Darling Award 2021. OKALUX faced the jury of this award, which was presented for the eleventh time, for the first time.
TurkishGlass, a solution partner of prestigious projects all over the world, met with building construction professionals at the ZAK World of Façades Conferences in London, Istanbul, and New York which are the most important global events on façade design and engineering.
Reducing carbon emissions through the construction of Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) is a global objective. Tvitec triple glazing is the high-performance glass industry’s major contribution to this environmental goal.
SOLARBAN® 60 glass combines with four performance-tinted glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass to create brightly patterned mosaic.

Add new comment

From industry

Am Pfahlgraben 4
35415 Pohlheim

2200 W. Salzburg Rd.
Auburn , MI 48611
United States

Via Del Lavoro Snc
64023 Mosciano Sant’Angelo TE

Polígono Industrial El Bayo, parcela I, 19
24492 Cubillos del Sil León


Guardian Europe
Guardian Europe
Guardian Europe
Guardian Europe
Guardian Europe
Guardian Europe
Dip-Tech Ltd.
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Walker Glass Company Ltd.
Guardian Europe
Dip-Tech Ltd.