A Foster + Partners acabou de ter a autorização prévia de Moscovo para iniciar a construção desta mega-estrutura verde em forma de vulcão; o Crystal Island. As suas dimensões são surpreendentes: terá 460 metros de altura e 2.500.000 metros quadrados na base. Espaço suficiente para abrigar 30000 pessoas.
Crystal Island will have a range of cultural, exhibition and performance facilities, approximately 3000 hotel rooms and 900 serviced apartments, as well as offices and shops, designed to maintain a dynamic and animated public realm throughout the day. Residents are able to work and live within a densely planned area where every amenity is within easy walking distance, including an international school for 500 students. Mixed-use also presents a strong case for energy balance, with individual components using energy at different times, while reinforcing the breadth of economic and social activity of the area.