Chkalove – Shopping Center
The shopping center, forms a part of the Apartments building, is located in Moscow - at the Kurskiy railway station square. It consists of four above-ground levels of retail space and four underground levels of parking. Functional zoning: 1st floor – here there will be restaurants and small shops with souvenirs and flowers with a line of open shop fronts; 2nd-3rd floors - boutiques; 4th floor – this will be the area for our unique food court and restaurants with open bars called the «Food Square». All the floors are connected by a circle-shaped atrium with a skylight.
The main mood of the design concept is MINDFULNESS. Our goal was to create a comfortable, no-stress atmosphere, full of light in a shopping mall located almost in the center of Moscow. Therefore the main idea of the design concept is the light that comes through the main atrium skylight and dissolves into the shopping galleries. It`s emphasized by the gradient that comes to details of the atrium space, floors pattern and all lighting design. Materials we used is remind us natural materials – stone, wood, soft fabrics pleasant to touch.
Atrium design – Mindfulness
Total public space 3 706 sq.m.
5 floors of shopping mall
The value of time
One of the main design element of our atrium area is the handrail. While designing the project we hit upon the idea of «walking in the clouds». We see our space as being right up above the horizon, where visitors the will be walking around. We want to trigger their imagination and encourage reflections .
We saw the design as an abstract pattern of clouds that are stuck to the handrail. We draw it as a transparent cloud pattern printed on a decorative film and then stuck it on the glass elements.
Restaurants – Food Square
Total building area with apartments block - 60 400 sq.m.
The food court of the shopping mall completely takes up the fourth level and consists of restaurants and a café. We decided to make this zone special. All the restaurants have open shop fronts with bars or open kitchens that create a modern space and add to the atmosphere of openness and friendliness. During the daytime it might serve as an area for snacks or lunches, a place to get some things done in the shared working space, or as a place to rest before or after shopping. In the evening there is a party atmosphere and it’s place to meet friends for dinner.