Moscow office of Walt Disney Studios Sony Picture Releasing / UNK PROJECT architects

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Architects: UNK PROJECT architects
Location: , Russia
Project team: Nikolay Milovidov, Nikolay Fedoseev, Oleg Burmistrov
Consultants for Cinema hall: Janson + Tsai Design Associates
Project area: 685 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Viktor Chernyshov

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The main design idea was to create a space with a hint of Hollywood Studios «Golden era» pavilions atmosphere (opened century old metal columns, arched concrete ceilings, aged ceramic tiles and brick walls, etc.), mixed with high technologies.

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Developers managed to place at new office of the company two independent spaces – working office and a guest zone with a cinema hall. Placing of the last became one of the main difficulties of the project. To create a high-grade cinema hall in office building, it was required to organize qualitative sound Dolby Stereo which would be not audible outside. UNK PROJECT together with Janson + Tsai Design Associates have found the decision of this problem, having cleaned in internal volume rigid joints of walls, a floor and a ceiling. All connections “swimming”, and it excludes vibration transfer. Also we had to follow different fire safety regulations for office area and cinema zone.

© Viktor Chernyshov

Finally this cinema hall became the semantic center of the office also due to its design. Outside it looks like a white alien artifact in the middle of the loft. Only few glass partitions join it – so you always can see it from every side of the office.

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Cite: "Moscow office of Walt Disney Studios Sony Picture Releasing / UNK PROJECT architects" 09 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=190307>