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Moesk Control Center / Arch-group + ABTB

  • 01:00 - 16 July, 2009
Moesk Control Center / Arch-group + ABTB
Moesk Control Center / Arch-group + ABTB

Moesk Control Center / Arch-group + ABTB Moesk Control Center / Arch-group + ABTB Moesk Control Center / Arch-group + ABTB Moesk Control Center / Arch-group + ABTB +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architects

    Arch-group + ABTB
  • Project Team

    Krymov M. D., Gorjainov A.V., Bashkaev T.I
  • Client

    Moscow United electricity network company
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. This is project of the reconstruction of the network control centre of electricity- distribution company MOESK. The main space is the control room. There in a space of 320 m2 the we placed a two-level podium made of corian with workstations for six controllers and a wall of video screens. The wall consists of 36 Barco video cubes showing info on the condition of the electricity network.

Other space is decorated laconically. Such decision and dark floor have underlined the dynamical form of a snow-white podium. The wall finish Is perforated BILDEX. The luminescent lamps hidden behind the translucent ceiling - light up the space. Powerful projectors are turned to the workstations.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Moesk Control Center / Arch-group + ABTB" 16 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Marigold Panettiere · March 22, 2011

I am so curious at the floating control deck/lamp. I bet this has freaked out a lot of visitors and amazed a lot of techies.

David Cook · March 17, 2010

Cool control room for a Russian electricity network :

Bill · March 02, 2010

Pretty, as long as nobody has to work in that thing. Then it becomes unpleasant at best.

ptpoo · March 02, 2010 01:50 AM

Agreed. This got a mention in Slashdot as one of the worst examples of architects designing for aesthetics instead of usefulness. The goal of this room is to impress visitors. Getting work done was obviously a secondary consideration at best. Form over function in its purist sense... Sad.

Andrew Geber · October 07, 2009


littlerock · July 28, 2009

not beautiful

urko · July 21, 2009

I cannot identify the image #7. Is it the section drawing?

Architect · July 21, 2009 03:28 PM

Yes, i meant section drawing.

patentpolice · July 20, 2009

How refreshingly not 'green' architecture. This is the architectural equivalent of a bender in Vegas, bad for the body but wonderful for the soul.

I'm guessing there's a whole lotta naughtiness that goes on late night in that room. One would hope.

Architect · July 20, 2009

In our project we have space behind the stretch ceiling system were people can walk and change lamps (You can see it on image ? 7).
In Novinsky glass screens are used, so it is easy to remove them only by removing four screws

Dan RS · July 20, 2009

Nice work

urko · July 20, 2009

The idea of lamps behind ceiling/wall surface is not original. The source is Novinsky Plaza entrace halls in Moscow by Art-Blya architects, with almost the same 'free' grouping of lamps. The halls have been done about 5-7 yers before, and the lighting is still alive. Obviuosly the screens can be moved away easily.

yosh · July 18, 2009

I can't understand how they gonna change lamps behind the ceiling? Do they have to de-install the ceiling each time? Idon't think it's much reasonable decision..

Timothy · July 17, 2009

James Bond revisited!

sullka · July 17, 2009

Pretty cool!...simple yet cool.

It does looks like a movie set, actually it reminds me of Men In Black.


Mookie Wilson · July 17, 2009

The whole point of the doomsday machine is lost . . . if you keep it a secret! Why didn't you tell the world, ay?!

mad hatter · July 17, 2009

Oh my, at some point someone's going to drive in on a black mobility scooter and start plotting world destruction. As soon as we catch a glimpse of the fluffy white cat its all over.
Well it suits, it is in Moscow after all...

PanamArq · July 17, 2009

guarantee you this will be in the next bond movie!
this is a question for architect. why is there so much room for so few computers? i know the screen is big, but there is so much extra space behind the workstations, is this for future expansion?

Lite · July 17, 2009 05:22 PM

This looks like a tv scenario set.
Too artificial, dark and cold.

Architect · July 17, 2009 05:00 PM

this is main room in large building of company, which controlls all electricity in Moscow. In this room 6 people working 24/7. Working group will not expand, but space is needed for groups of high ranked visitors.

polarion · July 17, 2009

eeee...ours rulezzzzzz )))

William Bell · July 17, 2009

Is this the set for the next Star Trek?
Nice work J.J. Abrams!

Claudius · July 20, 2009 11:27 PM

It's more James Bond like...

hj · July 17, 2009

where's dr.Evil?

Architect · July 17, 2009

This is really funny ). If you look at detailes on pictures, like perphoration (which was done awful), wires, dust, blindes e.t.c you can see difference between photo and rendering. Also we can provide photos of process of construction here
Try to render this! ))

shigeru ban · July 17, 2009

this are all renderings!!!!
what a shame .. do architects need to lie in such a way ...?

Terry Glenn Phipps · July 17, 2009 01:11 PM

First of all, if your Shigeru Ban then I am Frank Lloyd Wright. Maybe you want to think about posting in your own name rather than defaming Mr. Ban?

The mix of renderings and photographs is confusing. As it so happens I much prefer the project as built to the SPECTRE / Ken Adam version which just seems unnecessary. Also, for what this Corian megalith had to cost, it does seem that something could have been done about cable management. Those details would have made this a far more forceful project.

Terry Glenn Phipps

spazzo · July 17, 2009

This is incredible! It looks like a rendering, even the way the shadows are casted. But it's not! The exposed wires are a giveaway. We've been duped

abraham · July 27, 2009 08:27 PM

It sure does look like a rendering!

Troy Lemieur · July 17, 2009 08:44 AM

It doesn't look like they built the sweet floating conference room.

Troy Lemieur · July 17, 2009 08:43 AM

Some of them are renders and some aren't. :(

André · July 17, 2009 08:28 AM

creepy!.. and amazing!


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