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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
AfiMall City — Shopping Center
Moscow
Program: Retail, Interiors
Status: Ongoing
Scale: 200 000-500 000 sqm

—30.09.2018
AfiMall City — Shopping Center

Shopping and entertainment centre AfiMall City is located in the business district of Moscow, "Moscow-City". Shopping and entertainment centre is one of Europe's largest and most ambitious retail developments in recent years, which combines innovative architectural solutions and multifunctional infrastructure.

AfiMall City is the flagship project of AFI Development.

Our goal was to demonstrate complex approach to redevelopment to create modern, comfortable and commercially efficient space.

Concept — Communication and Design

GBA 283 200 sq.m.
GLA 107 200 sq.m.

shopping
entertainment
food in comfort
pleasant atmosphere

After local visits and internal workshops, we can define preliminary list of potential topics for discussion:

  1. Different customers groups are mixed in close or same zones. 2. Different customer’s group’s journey should be controlled in its experience. 3. Today client’s journey contains many pain points. It is easy to get lost. Kids shops clients mixed with cheap food offering customers. Servicing for mother and child, kids attractions, comfortable rest zones are missed. What is our special offer? The offer is to spend the whole day here: shopping, entertainment, food in comfort, pleasant atmose.

Main idea of the project is to use three atriums as communication cores. These cores connect all the floors and distribute a proper customers flow. 1st atrium to be extended with new location of escalators group and supplement the new passenger lifts. 2nd atrium to be connected with 1st floor by creating new opening. New set of escalators group to be used. 3rd atrium to be created.

Conversation —
To give better quality for spaces !

Alexandra Razina
leading architect

It`s well known, that Afimall was built more recently. Within a decade, the renovation is needed. How come?

Alena Panfilova-Korsakova
leading architect

The important thing about this mall is unique location (in the center of business quarter «Moscow city»). Obviously interior should be modern and comfort for Moscow city workers and citizens. In the project we bring better quality for spaces that became outdated as food court, toilets etc.

Alexandra Razina
leading architect

What is the new, you suggested to bring in the design and what is you`ve decided not to change?

Alena Panfilova-Korsakova
leading architect

At first we made full analysis and recognized what should we do to make it works better. There were a lot of ideas – from constructive to decorative changes. In general there are great skylights and nice spaces that will work much better with good interior light, new furniture and brand new decorative unique elements.

Alexandra Razina
leading architect

If there were some difficulties in renovation the existing shopping mall, how can you define them?

Alexandra Razina
leading architect

What is the scale of construction and how it is being implemented now - while the Afimall actually functioning?