The planning of high-rise buildings is one of the most demanding projects in the real estate industry.
They are often showcases with high public visibility, high costs and are utilised across different domains: offices, appartments, shopping malls, etc. Well thought-out, usage-oriented planning is important.

A high-rise complex is currently being built in Moscow: The Grand Tower Moscow, consisting of a pedestal building and slender two towers, which sit on the pedestal building. Offices will be built in the 62 floors of the two towers. In the area of ​​the pedestal building, various service areas are planned next to apartments, including several parking floors, a spa area, a restaurant, shops and a conference area. Every day, around 20,000 people are expected to visit the building and, above all, the various facilities.


Goal of the simulation

accu:rate was commissioned by Werner Sobek Architects to create a comfort study using pedestrian flow simulation to ensure valid operations for different user groups and to predict whether the building will meet the multiple requirements and the desired level of service (LOS).


Scope of consideration

  • Investigation of the maximum load on the building during peak hours in normal operation
  • Evaluation of the main entrances and the position or dimensioning of information desks



The simulation was unable to reveal bottlenecks, which speaks in favour of a successful, visitor-friendly design. Through the clear visualization of the simulation, areas could be identified in which the level of service could be improved with minor changes. Visualizing the flow of visitors has given planners valuable input for improving the layout.

Fig .: Evaluation of the main routes in the entrance area of ​​the Grand Tower Moscow.

(Title)Image Sources: Copyright Werner Sobek 


Client: Werner Sobek
Task: Comfort analysis
Result: Optimizing the visitor flow in the multi-purpose building

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