Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Novosibirsk is one of the largest Russian cities. In terms of population, it ranks third, behind only Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is the center of Siberia with an impressive history and amazing architecture.
And it is best to admire it from above. The view of Novosibirsk, one has only to climb, opens up dizzying. The city is beautiful, combining modernity and tradition, lively and cozy. And for those who really love this harsh, but so wonderful region, we have compiled a rating of the 10 tallest buildings in Novosibirsk.
- Rating of the tallest buildings in Novosibirsk
- 10th place: business center 'Cobra'
- 9th place: residential complex 'Upper City'
- 8th place: residential complex 'Olymp'
- 7th place: business center 'City Center'
- 6th place: residential complex 'Edem', 85 meters
- 5th place: residential complex 'Zakamensky'
- 4th place: residential complex 'Constellation'
- 3rd place: residential building on Kommunisticheskaya
- 2nd place: residential complex 'Gagarinsky'
- 1st place: residential complex 'Kvarsis'
Rating of the tallest buildings in Novosibirsk
|Rating of the tallest buildings in Novosibirsk||10||business center 'Cobra'||84 METERS|
|9||residential complex 'Upper City'||84.3 METERS|
|8||residential complex 'Olymp'||84.5 METERS|
|7||business center 'City Center'||84.6 METERS|
|6||residential complex 'Edem'||85 METERS|
|5||residential complex 'Zakamensky'||85.7 METERS|
|4||residential complex 'Constellation'||86 METERS|
|3||residential building on Kommunisticheskaya||87 METERS|
|2||residential complex 'Gagarinsky'||98 METERS|
|1||residential complex 'Kvarsis'||102 METERS|
10th place: business center 'Cobra'
Height: 84 meters
The business center 'Cobra' was opened in Novosibirsk in 2009 and is still one of the largest in the city. The building is designed in a classic 'business' style, that is, it is a glass and concrete skyscraper with many rounded corners.
Business center 'Cobra' rents offices for organizations. There are practically no retail space, restaurants and cafes here – only on the ground floor there is a small coffee shop with drinks, sandwiches and desserts especially for company employees.
The building is 25-storey, but almost everything is occupied by office space. Free planning territories are rented here, that is, you can open both a back office and a customer service center. But you won't be able to admire Novosibirsk itself from this business center – there are no observation platforms, as well as other cultural and entertainment establishments. However, the owners and employees of the offices are not too happy with the work of the Cobra, so it is better to admire this building from the outside.
9th place: residential complex 'Upper City'
Height: 84.3 meters.
The 26-storey residential complex 'Upper City', consisting of three skyscrapers, named after the greats of the past, is capable of causing a nervous tick among fans of modern urbanism. These are the very buildings that, with no small amount of evil irony, are called 'human beings'. Three cylindrical high-rise buildings with more than 100 apartments each, with underground parking and closed courtyards.
And even apartments here do not have a low price! It is proposed to pay for housing from 3.6 million rubles. The buildings themselves were commissioned in 2013 – and at the time of this writing, they are still available for purchase of an apartment on the primary market.
The residents of the Upper Town are also not very happy. There are not enough parking spaces, the sound insulation in the apartments is weak, and some rooms are too narrow. But, what is most annoying, the height of the building is not used in any way – there are no observation platforms or cafes on the upper floors. Only apartments.
8th place: residential complex 'Olymp'
Height: 84.5 meters.
The 26-storey residential complex 'Olymp' with a maximum height of 84.5 meters is one of the attempts to create a 'universal house' in Novosibirsk. The first level of the complex is reserved for common areas. At the suggestion of the developer, there were supposed to be located sports, medical and cultural and entertainment facilities.
But once good intentions stumbled upon the issue of protecting the local area. Moreover, it is implemented at an impressive level of madness. How do you like the fence of the playground with spikes? The child will definitely not run away.
As a result, a fabric store was located on the first floor of Olympus. Indeed, what else do the residents of the 219-apartment complex need? You can go to other areas for food, entertainment and medicine. Everything is also very bad with the improvement on the territory of 'Olympus'. In general, the only thing that a house can impress with is its height.
7th place: business center 'City Center'
Height: 84.6 meters.
The Citicenter business center is another example of how an unsuccessful implementation ruined the right approach. It was originally planned that the offices of the city's largest companies would be located here. Still, the building is located in the very center of Novosibirsk, next to the park and recreation area.
But in practice, builders seem to have saved on ventilation. And then, in 2019, they were allowed to open a hookah bar on the 12th floor. As a result, it is simply impossible to stay in a business center for a long time. In addition, a 'traditionally Russian' security system has been installed here, with a concierge who only lets in with a passport.
Again, there is a misuse of height. The last floors are occupied by office premises. This is, of course, very cool, but the 'City Center' is located in a really beautiful area of Novosibirsk, and if a cafe or restaurant were opened there, the townspeople would have a place for a romantic date. And so … only in the hookah bar on the 12th floor. According to the passport.
6th place: residential complex 'Edem', 85 meters
Height: 85 meters.
Residential complex 'Edem' belongs to the category of luxury real estate. Despite its enormous height, it has only 20 floors – the ceilings in the apartments will not make you bend down nervously when passing by the chandelier. Housing is huge, from 100 sq. m. area.
'Eden' is located in the Kalininsky district and is surrounded by pine forests. And this is the first residential complex in the ranking, where the height was correctly disposed of! On the roof of the high-rise building is a public space with an observation deck where you can sit with friends, enjoying the fresh, clean air and beautiful views.
Eden also has an excellent own infrastructure. There is also a concierge service (this is a little better than just a security guard at the entrance), and a laundry, and a SPA-salon, and even winter gardens, where you can also have a good time … In general, this is a place to relax, not to try to survive in Novosibirsk.
However, there is one important 'but'. You will have to pay at least 12 million rubles for an apartment in Eden. In general, the pleasure is pleasant, but by no means cheap.
5th place: residential complex 'Zakamensky'
Height: 84.7 meters.
“Zakamensky” is known to Novosibirsk residents as one of the longest long-term construction projects in the history of the city. The construction of the house began in 2008, having sold many apartments at the 'foundation pit' level. As of 2019, it has not yet been commissioned. Residents who planned to move in five years ago are actively suing the developer in this way, attracting deputies and the authorities. But Zakamensky is expensive, and Novosibirsk simply doesn't have that much money.
The situation with the developer is also much more interesting. In 2013, the Neograd company, which began to build this residential complex, turned out to be a defendant in criminal prosecution. She stole about 1 billion rubles, contributed by tenants for equity participation in the construction of Zakamenskoye. As a result, the head of the Neograd company was sentenced to almost 5 years in prison in 2018 … but this does not make it easier for property owners.
In the very microdistrict 'Zakamensky' some of the houses have already been put into operation. But about 40% of real estate is uninhabited. They are still trying to build them little by little, and social networks are full of questions, “Well, when will they start distributing the keys ?!”
4th place: residential complex 'Constellation'
Height: 86 meters.
Residential complex “Constellation”, although it is a classic “humanist”, may seem like a good option for undemanding Novosibirsk residents. Real estate prices are average, about 70 thousand rubles per square meter, or about 3-4 million rubles per apartment. There are shops nearby, and clinics, and kindergartens in the amount of as many as 4 pieces, and even 3 schools! In general, everything that an undemanding city dweller needs.
And, again, in the pursuit of profit, the developer deprived residents of public spaces. No common roof. No common terraces or other observation points. Want to admire Novosibirsk? Buy an apartment on the upper level. It's big, expensive, but it has a summer terrace where you can take your friends.
The 24-storey buildings offer a relatively high level of comfort and convenience. The ceilings are three meters high, the elevators are high-speed and silent. There are concierges. The residents of Constellation are happy too.
3rd place: residential building on Kommunisticheskaya
Height: 87 meters.
The residential building on Kommunisticheskaya opens the top three in the rating of the tallest buildings in Novosibirsk, and it doesn't even have a name. Official, anyway. This is largely due to the fact that the facility was commissioned back in 2003, when there was still no such mania to come up with an original naming for neighborhoods. Home – and home. Everyone is happy. But the house is unofficially called … 'Siberian Batman'.
The 21-storey skyscraper, in which the extra meters are occupied by two non-residential technical 'turrets', is one of the most recognizable buildings in Novosibirsk. The developer decided to take a chance – and therefore the structure resembles a castle, and for some reason is painted in a dark blue color. This helps it stand out from the rest of the structures.
In this house there are not only apartments, but also quite a few organizations. Of course, the store with the incredibly provincial name 'World of Bags' was not without – but there are also more interesting proposals. For example, a hostel. So this house may be of interest to tourists as well – it is much more pleasant to live in a more or less pretty blue 'turret' than in a typical high-rise building.
2nd place: residential complex 'Gagarinsky'
Height: 98 meters.
“Gagarinsky” is one of the “youngest” residential complexes in Novosibirsk. It was put into operation in 2016 and is still not completely sold out. However, there is nothing surprising – the apartments here do not differ in cheapness.
The two 25-storey Gagarinsky towers were built so quickly that Google Maps panoramas still show a wasteland in their place. This may somewhat discourage those wishing to see one of the most modern buildings in the city. For example, a high-tech air ventilation system is used here, which helps to keep warm in the cold season – and this is very important for frosty Novosibirsk.
As in most of the two Novosibirsk 'towers', the 'Gagarinskoye' does not know how to handle height. There are no public spaces or observation points. But there is panoramic glazing that will help you admire the city from the window of your own apartment.
1st place: residential complex 'Kvarsis'
Height: 102 meters.
Sorry urbanists, but we lost everything. The tallest building in Novosibirsk is an exemplary 'human anthill'. The residential complex 'Kvarsis', which looks both monumental and dull, has 260 apartments. Of course, some of them are two-level, elite, proudly called 'penthouses'.
There is also an underground parking lot, and it is two-story at once. And all the necessary infrastructure is within walking distance. And three-meter ceilings. But all this is overshadowed by the lack of public spaces, any kind of entertainment infrastructure, as well as the general despondency from the design of the residential complex.
Apparently, the development company 'Kvarsis' decided not to hire an architect. LCD on the street. The Shamshin family looks incredibly boring. In comparison, even the 'Siberian Batman' is an avant-garde masterpiece with its turrets and blue. The 102-meter 25-storey residential complex 'Kvarsis' is not the place where you want to live. Even though there are penthouses.
But the apartments in it were cheap – from 3 million to 12 million for the same penthouse.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.