Paradise Living Gets City Hall Approval

For MTA computer-generated model of the Paradise Living complex that will stand on the banks of the Moscow River.
City Hall has given the go ahead to an eye-catching $750 million residential project on the banks of the Moscow River, leading development firm Mirax Group, the company behind the project, announced earlier this month.

The development, currently going under the provisional name of "Paradise Living," will be the first project in Moscow designed by the acclaimed Japanese architect, Kiyonori Kikutake.

In a statement, the company said the project had already been in the works for two years. They did not give a completion date.

The 300,000-square-meter project will consist of three iron and glass, triangular towers, reaching up to 51 floors. It will be built on Kutuzovsky Prospekt and is set to become one of Moscow's most exclusive addresses.

The development will eventually contain 1,100 residential units and an entertainment complex, which will include restaurants, gardens and gym facilities.

Mirax, known for its penchant for spectacular projects, recently announced that it intended to build a rotating skyscraper, similar to one under construction in Dubai.

One of Japan's leading architects, Kikutake is noted for his "metabolic" style of architecture, with buildings designed to mirror nature. The central tower of the Paradise Living project is designed to suggest the peak of a mountain.