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Blank Architects strengthens the team

We invites chief, leading and landscape architects, and visualizer.

—10.10.2022
Discovery Shopping Center becames the best mall on Arendator Awards 2022!

The project won a prestigious commercial real estate award.

—26.09.2022
Department stores

A department store in a shopping center is a whole world with the architecture based on its own canons.

—15.09.2022
Building of GEOLOG

Construction of the GEOLOG business center by Hutton Development is in progress on Obrucheva St. in Moscow.

—09.09.2022
The decoration of the "Rizhskaya" is 80% completed

Works on the architectural decoration of the Rizhskaya metro station in Moscow have been completed by 80%.

—20.07.2022
The St. Petersburg office of Blank Architects is working on HOLLYWOOD Shopping Center

This year St. Petersburg is waiting for one new shopping center - HOLLYWOOD, the architecture and interiors of which were created by Blank Architects team.

—19.07.2022
Shopping center "Vesna" renovation has been completed

The renovation of the shopping center "Vesna!" located on the Altufyevsky Highway has been completed according to our project: it includes the renovation of public spaces and food court.

—15.07.2022
New 4* hotel in Magadan in details

We found the architectural solution for the new 4* hotel project in Magadan in the harsh northern landscape – with its powerful rock breaks and stunning large-scale views.

—11.07.2022
Hotel in Agoy – new video about the project

The hotel complex in the Agoy Village of Tuapse district is one of our new, but already favorite projects.

—27.06.2022
Discovery: grand opening

Discovery shopping center by developer MR Group has been opened in Moscow. The project became the first opened shopping center in the city since the beginning of 2022.

—14.06.2022
Blank Architects won at ArchMoscow

The Blank Architects team took part in the exhibition ArchMoscow 2022 — the main event of the architectural world, annually bringing together hundreds of professionals and experts.

—30.05.2022
Blank Architects at ArchMoscow

Blank Architects will present an exposition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the bureau's at the exhibition "ArchMoscow 2022".

—23.05.2022
Blank Architects metro project was shortlisted

The project of the consortium BACE (Blank Architects and Clancy Engineering) for the Ostrov Mechty metro station became the finalist of the first stage of the International competition for the development of the architectural appearance of the Moscow Metro stations.

—12.05.2022
How the residential projects may look in future

How the residential projects may look in future and what are the architects ready to offer? The chief architect of Blank Architects projects, Dane Klyakovich, shared the opinion in the author's column for the Portal of Archsovet of Moscow on how the approach to the design of residential real estate will change.

—25.04.2022
Как новая турбулентность изменит торговые центры?

орговые центры в новых условиях закрытия международных брендов столкнулись с оттоком трафика, а эксперты предрекают рост вакансии.

—24.03.2022
New project in Sochi

Another hotel project by Blank Architects - this is a complex in the village of Maisky.

—17.02.2022
Rizhskaya station in progress

Look underground: at the station of BCL "Rizhskaya", which was designed be Blank Architects everything is already prepared for the installation of arched structures.

—15.02.2022
"Tomorrow will come today" is now available on our website

"Tomorrow will come today" is a research and manifesto dedicated to changes in the architecture of the housing in future and our ideas about how we see really comfortable modern homes.

—08.02.2022
Blank Architects made a masterplan concept for the Prokshino cluster in Moscow

Blank Architects has developed the concept of a masterplan for the Prokshino sports and event cluster in Prokshino, Moscow, - a unique project for Russia. The project includes cultural and sports facilities, an event venue, a water park and a 100 m high slide.

—03.02.2022
Branding for NOVAMALL

For an umbrella brand of shopping centers NOVAMALL, we have created a logo, corporate identity and brandbook.

—27.01.2022
Branding

We create real estate projects at all points of contact with the audience: from architecture and landscaping to interior design, way finding and unique branding.

—12.01.2022
The Discovery shopping center by MR Group has been commissioned

The Discovery shopping center by MR Group has been commissioned in Moscow as part of the residential complex. We have created the concept of interiors and navigation in for the shopping area: finishing works and installation of lighting are continuing inside.

—07.12.2021
Blank Architects on the Forcities Forum

Yulia Zavaraeva, Head of Branding, Graphic Design and Wayfinding department at Blank Architects, participated in the II All-Russian Developer Forum "The Best Product Solutions and Trends in Commercial Real Estate" Forcities.

—30.11.2021
A few more words about the Discovery mall by the developer MR Group

The foodhall in the Discovery mall was marked in the top list of the expected openings by the founder of the Sysoev FM project, Alexander Sysoev, especially for RBC Style.

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Name
Location
Program
Status
Scale
5th Avenue — Shopping Center
Moscow
Program: Landscape, Retail, Interiors
Status: Completed
Scale: 10 000-50 000 sqm

—30.10.2017
5th Avenue — Shopping Center

Last summer Blank Architects had the opportunity to refurbishment and rebrand four operating shopping malls in Moscow: 5th Avenue, Golden Babylon Otradnoye, Yasenovo Golden Babylon and Goodzone.

In these new malls there will be a fresh food market with authentic food concepts, city administration offices, upgraded food courts, that will bring new tenants to the mall. In addition, you will also be able to find, new restrooms and a baby lounge, along with comfortable and safe parking.

We’ve added new services such as: co-working zones, resting zones with wifi connections, a very convenient baby lounge room, education centers for children; along with safe and colorful playgrounds, newspaper stands, drinking fountains, bike parks, cloak rooms and a pick up point. We see that people need a better work/life balance and they need to find space to relax whenever they are. We strongly feel that this idea could change our malls. We hope to improve people’s quality of life and assist them in archiving balance between everyday tasks and leisure activates.

Interior Design –
Family Shopping

To be opened in 2017

Comfort
Family shopping
Sunlight bright atrium and gallery mall
Bright accents – colorful furniture
Wild greenery
Eco materials – wood, natural stone

The intention of this interior design is a “relaxing” atmosphere. We prefer to use natural materials such as stone, local wood and greenery as much as possible. The mall’s gallery and main atriums we envision as being a clean, white, open area with wood decoration elements. We have kept the maximum amount of daylight.

We’ve added color with furniture and in the small details. We used recycled materials to design the kids playgrounds to be thematic with different children’s heroes. Our design is not decorative, but functional. The main agenda was to make a project very comfortable for the customer with access to different basic services. That's why we’ve avoided extra-decoration in order to highlight the function.

Moreover, we wanted to create the feeling of a Family Shopping center and we implemented natural wood and corners in order to relax among comfortable modern furniture and natural plants.

Functions and Details –
Comunity Center with Shopping

GLA
-1 floor - 3359 sq.m
1 floor - 5457 sq.m
Entresol - 1213 sq.m
2 floor - 5504 sq.m
3 floor - 3980 sq.m

Food Market
Kids Zone
Cinema
Services
Relax Zones
Waiting Points
WiFi

The 1st floor we see as an open atrium with a place for restaurants, meeting points and occasional markets. We have put everything in white and wood decorative panels, designed higher shop fronts, added three elevators in order to have a better connection with the green grocer’s located on the 3rd floor, and keep as much sunlight as was possible.

The 2nd floor is set aside for families with kids. We designed 20 sq.m of colorful, safe and fun kids’ area with an “Angry Birds” theme. The Kids’ area is surrounded the seta zone where lecture and workshops for youngest visitors can be organized . We have upgraded today’s restrooms and baby lounge room, to give all the moms and their children as much comfort as possible. Each lounge zone will have a zone for baby-fitting, little playground, kitchen food heating point, a restroom with a kid-sized toilet and a changing table.

The 3rd floor is set aside for food and entertainment, we can find a new layout here as the green grocer’s , culinary school, restaurants, bars, “street food,” and and the food court with a mix of fast food and a cinema. Everything is designed according to the latest trends. We use different types of furniture and kiosks to provide people as much as possible with an open air market atmosphere of. We have added windows and external terraces. The whole floor will be full of greenery, different patterns, colors and shapes.

Facades New –
“Skin” Meeting History

3760 sq.m.
Lighting ~70% of facade
Landscape improvements ~360 sq.m.

Eco - materials
Window and terraces opening in the restaurant zones
Pattern and 3D fancy panels
New bright entrance zones
Wood panel

The 5th Avenue we see as a new “skin” for today’s shopping mall. Our goal is to highlight the smooth and curved shape of the building’s form. We have kept the existing concrete skeleton and covered it with light, brightly colored fence panels, that will be lighted during the night.

The entrance zones we have highlighted with wood cubes that invite clients inside the mall. We use the same types of colors as interior designed, wood decorative panels to have one common design. To make clear the message to the mall visitors that we have a green grocer’s on the 3rd floor we add decorative canopies which reminds one of the street markets, we have highlighted the fresh market and new cafes by adding open windows and terraces. The ground floor has street open shopfronts that during the warm days will be open to the public.

The facade design adds local attitude to the buildings, we wanted the communicate the interior changes, from outside the building. In addition to the interior design, we used many nature materials and bright colors.
Our landscape team has designed a landscape that we see as a mix of wild grass moving on the wind. We use wild grasses, sedge, teasel, and many others. Our climate provided us with the opportunity to see how it will change and looks amazing during the winter and summer time.
We are very glad to work with “Bleed”, an Oslo based studio team on the rebranding and renaming process.

Team
 

Anna Melnichenko
junior architect

Daria Guzun
junior architect

Illarion Komarov
architect

Vladimir Tikhonov
partner

Nikolay Fugarov
senior architect

Polina Balysh
architect