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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.

Name
Location
Program
Status
Scale
Aviapark — Shopping center redesign
Russia, Moscow
Program: Retail, Interiors
Status: Ongoing
Scale: 200 000-500 000 sqm

—15.12.2020
Aviapark — Shopping center redesign

Lately we are experiencing a significant demand on renovation of existing shopping centers. The fact is that in the beginning of ’00 it was a boom of Commerce development and a lot of newly build shopping malls of different scales were constructed. Obviously, 15 years after , there is no excuse for outdated design and quality especially when the competition on Retail market is still high.

Concept — New essentials

GBA 390 000 sq.m.
GLA 230 000 sq.m.

Big city atmosphere
Spacious

Today's world is changing very rapidly; we are all looking for improved lifestyles. Shopping has become an essential part of our lives, however buying, and spending money is not longer the end goal. Now we are also look¬ing for an experience, for a place where we can meet, eat and relax.
Aviapark is one of the biggest shopping malls in Moscow city. It is surrounded by parkland and a residen-tial area, and accessible by public transport. The shop¬ping center is already very well recognized in the city due to its iconic elements such as an aquarium and one of the largest food courts in Moscow. We propose that along with your existing 450 boutiques and restaurants, you should adopt new trends — such as a fresh Mark EAT or include department stores as "Trend Island."
We have come to the conclusion that we should create an atmosphere of comfort, relaxation and some-times — of the unexpected. Our proposed interior design solutions for each area are: a premium zone, a north gallery, a food court and side atriums. All above all we suggest that a kiosk, info stands and intuitive navigation are essential new elements.

Idea — visibility

Floors 6 floors / 2 underground floors
Parking underground

Modern
Stylish
Unique

Retaining shop front visibility is a “must”, we have tried to keep everything as visible and easy to find as possible. We decided that the visitor's “flow” through the space should become intuitive. We designed zones like the “premium zone”, ”foodcourt” and north gallery to make the visitor feel as if they are walking through different worlds. By keeping the existing shop fronts, yet playing with sus¬pending ceiling design, furniture, lighting and decorative iconic elements, we offer the visitor an encounter with a reinvented, unique Aviapark .
Overall, we believe in reutilizing the existing spaces . We would like to propose 2 options:
Option 1: “Must have“ which will change the overall atmosphere of the mall, with minimal cost
Option 2: “Iconic ” that will transform Aviapark into an unforgettable and memorable space and increase its positive reputation. We propose an open layout for the north gallery corner boutiques, which will show the visitor all the shop fronts , and to cut down the long walk along the existing mall corridor. We also propose to make 2 levels of shop fronts be open to the floor above. We see “The essentials“ as the 1st step before the “Iconic ” op¬tion. We would retain the decorative elements, using the same lighting elements, and materials.
We believe our idea will make Aviapark more welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. The design will integrate well with the current interiors. Any visitor will be able to easily find their favorite boutiques as well as more unexpect¬ed zones — with their contemporary, refurbished look. The Aviapark shopping experience will become a lifestyle choice.