|Location:||Leninsky Prospekt, Moscow|
|Authors:||Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov|
|Project leader:||Sergey Kuznetsov|
||Andrey Perlich, Tatiana Varyukhina, Anastasia Kozyreva, Tatiana Lokteva, Evgenia Murinets|
|Total area:||17 596 sqm|
|Photography:||Iliya Ivanov, Yuri Palmin, Nadezhda Serebryakova|
This 12-storey office and commercial building at the junction of Leninsky Prospekt and the street Ulitsa Udalzova is the new headquarters of a large concern. The interior design as well as the landscaping concept was accomplished by SPEECH. The result is a modern, innovative building with an energy-efficient façade and a three-level parking garage.
The bright lime cladding of the façade grants this office building an elegant appearance. Oblong panels with finned profiles between the floor slabs and smooth cornice strips along the ceilings represent the architectural structure and add vital depth to the façade. Strong piers at the corners create a solid framework. Series of gradually arranged bays give a dynamic flow to the two main fronts. Like a lifted curtain they seem to open a space behind. The outer layer of the generous double glazing units extends over two floors and creates a visual illusion of a 6-storeys building. The western and eastern corners emphasize the modernity by leaving out the stone cladding between the double-storey fenestration.
The composition of the outer walls follows the system of a ventilated rain-screen facade of natural stone. The combination of the spacious double glazing at the corners and large thermal mass obtained by the reinforced concrete structure demonstrates European insulation and climate protection standards. The calm, evenly proportioned design and the bright surfaces guarantee an aesthetic aging.