The skyscraper “FOUR WHALES” is designed in the Gulf St. Vincent in Australian future town, which will be situated on Yorke Peninsula between Edithburgh and Coobowie. This huge harmonious building designed using all the richness of modern techniques and penetrated by the ideas of Vasarely – the master of optical art, will dominate on the site capturing the attention of the inhabitants and tourists by and transforming the whole image of the site. Three arch-shaped, rectangular in plan forms of different height comprise the building. Four cubic forms are joined with the arch-forms on different levels connecting parts of the construction and providing additional space. All the composition resembles four whales jumping out the water. The height of the skyscraper above the water is 300 meters. It goes under the water on 40.0 meters. The total height is 340.0 meters. The dimensions in plan are 140 x 120 meters. There are 82 stories above water surface and 10 under-water stories.
All the geometry of the skyscraper is underlined by the facade-facing. Different kinds of glass are used to decorate facades, they emphasize the whole image of the building, make it brilliant while meeting sun-rays. Various glass geometric forms create multifaceted reflections, showing constantly changing pictures to the audience inside and outside the building. The construction is designed to be multifunctional with six areas: retail, office, hotel, residential areas (situated above water level), underwater parking and underwater hydroelectric power plant. The height of the low above-water 6 stories is 4.6 meters; the upper and underwater floors are 3.3 meters high. In some parts of the skyscraper the floors are united into multi-level spaces to form airy green galleries with gardens for planting and walking.
The building is designed using modern inno-techniques, that is why it can be called the skyscraper of the future. Composite polymeric reinforcement is used in the construction of the skyscraper. The building is safe to the environment – it provides electricity itself (there are underwater hydroelectric power plant, which uses the power of tides, it also has sun batteries), systems of water filtration (which not only cleans sewage waste water for its further reusing but also cleans the water of the gulf), inside gardens enriching the air with oxygen and supplying fruit and vegetables to inhabitants all the year round. Self-cleaning energy-efficient stained glass systems are used in the project. To provide vertical communication there are high-speed lifts in the building. Multi-level underwater parking included in the project is supposed to be very convenient with car elevators and car-washing equipment. The “in water” position of the skyscraper not only conserves the land space but also makes possible the allocating of the underwater hydroelectric power plant in the building. The high-rise construction viewly reflects in the water, it visually adds height to already huge skyscraper and stresses the complete image. On the whole the skyscraper is a thought-out ecological construction maximally closed to the nature, able to function independently like a single many-sided integrated system and become a home, a place of work and entertainment for numerous people.