Over the last 5 years Atrium designed 4 headquarters for “Yandex” (the one of the biggest Russian internet companies). Two of them were constructed, the concept from the third project, which wasn’t realized, partly repeated in recently finished 4th one. There are also some other examples of succession as the yellow entrance reception desk, which was taken from the first headquarters. The low partitions with V-plan in open-space zone were used in preceding offices too.
Location: L’va Tolstovo st, Moscow, Russia
Project team: Anton Nadtochiy, Vera Butko, Svetlana Haritonova, Alexander Malygin, Anna Pustovoitova, Julia Ranneva
Project Area: 12,100 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Ilia Ivanov, Yuri Palmin, Anton Nadtochiy
Yandex is the biggest and leading internet company in Russia, CIS and Russian-speaking countries. The Yandex office in Moscow is the 2nd office by za bor architects designed for this company. The office occupies all seven floors in one of two wings in the newly constructed business center «Krasnaya Roza» (eng: Red Rose) in Moscow. The wing is close to rectangle in section and consequently the office space is concentrated around the technical core with riser pipes. This construction peculiarity made it necessary to create sanitary facilities and other premises that demand water use — such as kitchens and coffee points — around them.
Architect: za bor architects, Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
Location: Moscow, Russia
Project Area: 7000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Peter Zaytsev
Exhibition “BOOM/ROOM: New Estonian Architecture” opened on June 21 at MUAR – Russian State Museum of Architecture, Moscow. BOOM/ROOM, produced by the Estonian Centre of Architecture in collaboration with the Estonian Embassy in Moscow, presents a distinct selection of Estonian architecture from the last decade. The opening will be accompanied by a seminar, where Estonian architects and institutional representatives discuss the latest tendencies in Estonian architecture.
The program of the opening seminar includes presentations by Ülar Mark, Chairman of the Estonian Centre of Architecture, Peeter Pere, Chairman of the Union of Estonian Architects, Martin Aunin, laureate of the Young Architect’s Award 2009, Karli Luik, partner architect of the award-winning Salto AB, and architecture historian Carl-Dag Lige.
BOOM/ROOM: New Estonian Architecture has recently been exhibited at DAZ (Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin), London Architecture Festival, Sofia Architecture Week and architecture events in Glasgow as well as Helsinki. BOOM/ROOM at MUAR will be open from 21 June until 21 August 2011.
Mecanoo has won the international competition to design the new campus of the National University of Science and Technology (MISiS), one of the leading technical universities of Russia. The 100-acre campus will be located in a new district of Moscow, where 300,000 new residents are expected over the next 20 years.
The campus includes housing for 10,000 students and 3,000 academics, and is home to seven departments, several research institutes, a library, business center, hotel, sports park, cinema, cafes and shops. As a condition of the project’s financing by President Medvedev, construction must begin by year’s end. More images and architect’s description after the break.
McAdam Architects, in a joint venture with Moscow-based Ginzburg Architects, has been shortlisted for a 40,000 m2 mixed use, “Sputnik” multi-storey development in the resort city of Sochi (Krasnodar region), on the Black Sea coast, southern Russia.
The £75m project is located in a formal parkland setting, along Kurortny Prospekt, the main boulevard through Sochi, and in a prominent elevated position, overlooking the main harbour and marina. This prime site provides a landmark development location, as a symbolic gateway to the city and a beacon to the coast line frontage.
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This new zoo, which will become the icon of a new cultural and scientific life in Saint Petersburg, will evoke immemorial time, an era of monumental architecture when much land remained untouched by human development. Designed by architects, Françoise N’Thépé and Aldric Beckmann with landscape designers Bruno Tanant and Jean Christophe Nani, this fabricated urban development will evoke Pangea, the supercontinent described by German meteorologist and astronomer Alfred Wegener. The site appears ordinary as the land conceals some of the mysteries of our origins. It will be home to animal and scientific research where our most recent knowledge, our most advanced techniques create an enveloping environment for visitors to explore. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The “Random” project by za bor architects is a proposal for a typical housing block in Moscow, Russia for the A101: Urban Block Competition. The buildings forming a typical neighborhood can be united in various combinations – a significant number of variations can be created with the use of a limited quantity of blocks.
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KCAP Architects&Planners together with NEXT Architects from Amsterdam present their entry for the A101 Urban Block Competition in Moscow. The A101 urban development called for a Block City Masterplan to house 320,000 inhabitants with 13 million m2 of residential space. KCAP/NEXT’s proposal – “100% Block City” – brings together the dimensions of individual elements of city life to enliven the monotonous block houses of the late socialist housing style while harmonizing the entirety into a single whole.
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Architects Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren shared with us their proposal for the A101 Urban Block City International Architectural Competition in Moscow, Russia. More images and architect’s description after the break.