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Russian unbelievable building curves to span a big river like a bridge

Chelyabinsk, a Russian city, plans to build a spectacular Congress Hall building that will host the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS (an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summits.

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Russian architecture firm Piarena recently revealed their competition-winning designs for the sculptural building that will span the Miass River like a bridge and curve upwards like a sail on two ends, rising to heights of 61 and 150 meters, Inhabitat notes.

Russian Congress Hall Piarena
Photo-PIARENA

Located at one of the river’s narrowest points and arched to allow small boats to pass under, the bridge divides the building into two sail-like parts, creating an incredible urban milestone.

The 150-meter-tall structure will house also a concert hall, a hotel, an office complex, a conference hall and VIP office spaces. The other 61-meter-tall structure includes a recreational area and an exhibition hall.

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Claire Reynolds