Foster + Partners’ Russian Copper Company headquarters echoes its namesake material

Foster + Partners has completed a shimmering new headquarters for the Russian Copper Company, one of the world’s largest mining companies. The warm brown exterior echoes the building’s symbolic nature while reimagining the conventional office from the inside. In the small city of Yekaterinburg, the 15-story office tower sits on the landscaped bank of the Iset River and is the studio’s first completed project in Russia.

Facade Manufacturer
Foster + PartnersStructural Engineer
Foster + Partners EngineersGeneral Contractor
A1 GroupFacade Consultant
Yekaterinburg, RussiaCompletion Date
April 2021System
Unitized cladding system comprising triple glazed units and bronze effect micro ribbed stainless steel

The crystal composition of the facade is self-referential in more than just in color: the shape of

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