Tsvetnoy Central Market / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

© Chris Gascoigne

Architects: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Location: , Russia
Client: RGI International
Photographs: Chris Gascoigne

© Chris Gascoigne

This 50,000 sqft fit-out in a dew department store on Moscow’s Tsvetnoy Boulevard provides three floors of food retail and restaurant space, including a spectacular destination rooftop café, in the six storey retail concept on the site of Moscow’s historic Central Market.

© Chris Gascoigne

A spectacular suspended ceiling of beaten stainless steel relates directly to the geometry of the external envelope and ‘wraps’ around the levels. The highly-polished stainless steel reflects the produce and visitors below with constrantly shifting patterns, reflecting light from the deep windows over Tsvetnoy Boulevard and the skylight on the top floor.

Longitudinal Section

Visible from the main entrance on the ground floor, the ceiling provides a response to the exterior of the building, a distinct feeling to the food offer and entices shoppers to look up as they enter.

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Cite: "Tsvetnoy Central Market / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands" 16 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=184087>
  • Brittani Long

    Wow! Interesting and ambitious, but I could not possibly shop there. The reflections/glares would be horrific to my young eyes, let alone those of an older population. Replacing the stainless steel with a warm wood veneer would be very beautiful.

  • devin saez

    left over panels from the forum building in Barcelona by HdeM?

  • Stuart Müller

    tacky!

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