The project is located on a prominent site within the central part
of Moscow, close to Gorky Park and Moskva River. It comprises 42,000sq
m of housing, commercial space and a kindergarten. |
The urban setting of the buildings anticipates on two adjacent housing
configurations: the enclosed courtyard block of the Stalin era and
the solitary structures of the post-war era. Two different living
qualities are combined: introvert / extrovert and protected / overlooking.
The common underlayment for these divergent typologies is a continuous
landscape of rolling meadows, infiltrating the suspended building
volumes. The open ground floor area is free to be programmed, in the
competition design it comprises a kindergarten and commercial premises
along an internal alley.
The structure of the complex is based on the grid of the underground
parking and offers a high-grade flexible housing differentiation.
The tectonic of the pre-cast concrete façade elements anticipates
on this indetermination. The infill of the elements can be customized
according to the prospective disposition of floor plans.
This project has been elaborated in collaboration with Orange Architects.