Location: Moscow, 1st Truzhenikov lane, 16-18
Plot area: 0, 63 ha
Total area: 23 210 m2
Tasks: Design a residential building on the high-density plot in the central district of Moscow at the river embankment. Design modern apartments with good views. Ensure functional and visual connections between the building and the surrounding context.
Solutions: The building is placed on the edge of the plot close to the river giving opportunity for the surrounding residential and school buildings to avoid the negative impact of construction but also to create a courtyard with a pedestrian alley. The courtyard alley passes throughout the building arch giving a new pedestrian connection with the embankment. It also releases a viewpoint that never existed: a two-points perspective from the courtyard to the river and backward. The considerable slope was used as an advantage making the landscape more various. The façade pattern meets two challenges: functional and aesthetic. The façade is formed with three types of arches with different width and height. Such geometry creates two different images of the building: a solemn and elegant one from the embankment side and calm and peaceful from the side of the courtyard. The largest arches are the apartment’s common rooms windows and look over the river while the bedrooms windows look over the quiet courtyard. Monolith white architectural concrete is chosen as the finishing exterior material. The concept of the façade was created in collaboration with a French architectural bureau “Antonini Darmon”.