the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. Vershina Trade & Entertainment Centre / Erick van Egeraat

Vershina Trade & Entertainment Centre / Erick van Egeraat

Vershina Trade & Entertainment Centre / Erick van Egeraat
Courtesy of Erick van Egeraat
Courtesy of Erick van Egeraat

Recently, we featured Erick van Egeraat’s Chess-club Building in the Khanti-Mansiysk autonomous region, which officially opened on Dec. 7th. Now, we are highlighting Egeraat’s Vershina Trade & Entertainment Centre which officially opened on the same day. The 37.000 sq. meter, state-of-the-art trade and entertainment centre in Surgut, Russia offers space for retail, extreme sports, dance, restaurants, bars and an underground night club. The eight-story venue provides round-the-clock activities for visitors of all ages. The dialectic play of light and dark, night and day form the basis for the concept. More images and architect’s description after the break.

“When I presented the first sketch for the trade and entertainment centre the response was amazement. Now, when the project is completed, it’s my turn to be amazed. I am proud to have achieved this for the city of Surgut”, says Erick van Egeraat.

Courtesy of Erick van Egeraat
Courtesy of Erick van Egeraat

The building is equipped with an extensive lighting scheme. Motion advertisements are projected onto the glazed façade. The volume is cut to form “sharp volumes” allowing daylight to enter deep into the centre. At night they radiate lines of light via secondary cuts in the façade. It transforms into a beacon of light in the predominantly dark winters of the Siberian province.

Courtesy of Erick van Egeraat
Courtesy of Erick van Egeraat

View the complete gallery

About this author
Alison Furuto
Author
Cite: Alison Furuto. "Vershina Trade & Entertainment Centre / Erick van Egeraat " 13 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/95527/vershina-trade-entertainment-centre-erick-van-egeraat/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.