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.
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.
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.