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In Progress: Mosfilmovskaya / Sergey Skuratov Architects

  • 01:00 - 24 May, 2010
In Progress: Mosfilmovskaya / Sergey Skuratov Architects
In Progress: Mosfilmovskaya / Sergey Skuratov Architects, © Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

© Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, город Москва, Russia
  • Architects

    Sergey Skuratov Architects
  • Project Team

    S.Skuratov, S.Nekrasov, J.Кovaleva, I.Ilyin, P.Кarpovsky, А.Nigmatulin
  • Structures

    I. Shipetin`s Design Bureau
  • Service & Engineering Systems

    Alexej Kolubkov
  • Project Area

    220,715 sqm
  • Area

    20780.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Multifunctional complex representational features are the main tower 214-meters high and chip-like house 130-meters high. Both high-rise buildings are connected by third structure consisting of two parallel 8 storey units so that an atrium is formed in between them, with well lit inner space (in spite of giants standing nearby). The whole composition is positioned on three-level stylobate which contains underground parking lots, trade and sports rooms, well accomplished roof with dwelling and offices entrance groups, sport grounds and R&R areas, separate units for trade center and offices. The connecting low storey houses and the main tower are lifted up for 17-meters supported by almost chaotically tilted columns high made of coal black cast-in-situ concrete.

© Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

To stress the size of the main tower the 8-shade colored façade “alpolic” panels were used, smoothly changing from as brightly white as Carrara marble at the top to dark shades of limestone at the bottom. The “alpolic” panels (Japan) are the finishing element of suspended façade system assembled in modules, making a sure impression of the building faced with natural stone material. Rhombus shaped plan of each typical floor is slightly but intentionally turned counterclockwise with each level from bottom to top thus giving the main tower a twisted shape, when obtuse angle on the first floor changes itself to a sharp one at the very top, and vice versa. The panel-shaped high-rise building is very sculptural as well because its facades are made of three different types of glass while its monotony gets subdued by the intertwined basket-like vertical stripes.

© Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

Trade&Entertainment centre contains large self-service store below “zero” level plus shopping galleries and night club with restaurant in the 2-storey prism-like structure above stylobate roof. The roof of the Trade centre itself is given to the summer café with 80 seats.

Office unit, “the last-minute” addition to the composition idea consists of two parts of different height, both united with common atrium space on the ground level.

© Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

The Dwelling complex is located very closely to the wide open spaces of Poklonnaya Gora and the valley of the Setun River. Its composition was dictated by existing urban situation and originally consisted of two symmetrical pairs slightly differing from each other. The first part of this pair is nearing its completion now. It was conceived and constructed as general urban accent just for the purpose of versatile apprehension from well known observation points in Moscow. The place for construction site was chosen on the top break point of the longitudinal profile of the famous street in the city. The spot of the complex itself managed to occupy only vacant spaces within city blocks and not a single existing house in the area had been touched. The skyscraper`s architecture responds to the scarceness of buildings in the district, famous for the rich greenery of Moscow State University campus and vast territories of well-known “Mosfilm” factory of movies. The main tower serves as a landmark of the main entrance to it.

© Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

Principle of segregation between private and public was taken as the basic one for programming the Complex. Thus the separate and independent coexistence of inhabitants, visitors and office workers was ensured. At the same time autonomous and controlled access to each and every function in the Complex was thoroughly planned without losing efficiency in engineering service and technology.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "In Progress: Mosfilmovskaya / Sergey Skuratov Architects" 24 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Ahmed Kazikian · November 06, 2011

I think it's a great return to Soviet constructivism of the 20's.

Emad Al-Shamsi · August 10, 2011
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Danworks · May 30, 2010

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rtang · May 27, 2010

the facades look like the hotels KPF did in Shanghai, but in a bigger scale

daf · May 26, 2010


faina · May 25, 2010

at photos it looks nice but in real life it looks like lost tower in forest. there are little old hoses near. so it's terrible

Arkady · May 25, 2010


joob · May 25, 2010

wow this is kinda awesome.

arnold · May 25, 2010

it's really interesting project. the concept of this building is a bit similar to Netherlands (and Denmark too) already built modern living apartment houses.

in some perspective this house is nice, modern and impressive. but in others perspectives - this building has huge monotonous facades - giant planes of glass and stone decor. and it's a bit scaring..

yes, the "breaking" the tower arch.body is interesting and justifiable; and hanging up the whole arch.body is really good; but this arch.decision isn't new, as I sad, this concept had already used in others countries. BUT..

BUT to use such concept in Moscow - is quit new (for me). in some kind, it's obvious european arch.influence, because Russia has her own understanding of arch.moder style. so this complex, I thing, is a pleasant exception.

what I missed in this building, - so the variety of exterior solutions; yes, there are "breaking", "swelling", but it's not enought: the exterior looks monotonous and in some points of view like huge "wall". the windows division is also very monotonous; and exterior color (I think) is also monotonous too.
this building looks like giant anthill.

and one question: what about the neigbourhood in the same floor of very big apartments (big area and big price) and small flats; sometimes I cann't understand why so very expensive apartment must be next door to several times cheaper flat?

Rizky · July 20, 2012 10:09 AM

so agree with the Dutch part

op · June 07, 2010 05:03 PM

I beleave that small and big apartments are next to each other just to create social diversity wich is necesary in sustainable comunity. One of the worst decisions wold be to separate expensive apartments from regular ones.
Second aspect I think can be orientation of rooms. there is always few rooms in the floor with not so pleasant views or sun exposure, so why to put there expensive apartment? nobody will pay much for place like this.

Creeker · May 25, 2010


Rob.i · May 24, 2010

i like the composition of forms, very plastic and dynamic. Good texture of façades too.

also, nice photos


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