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—09.11.2017
WAF Presentations

BLANK Architects are going to present 3 projects on WAF 2017 on 15-17 November in Berlin!

—01.11.2017
Mapic 2017

BLANK Architects on MAPIC 2017 in Cannes

—10.07.2017
WAF 2017

3 projects by BA have been shortlisted for World Architecture Festival 2017

—13.06.2017
New METRO stations competition

Victory !
Now it's officially - Blank Architects won competition for Rjevskaya metro station in Moscow!

—08.06.2016
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Lead architect, architect, junior architect and landscape architect. We always welcome architects, who are exceptional at their job and team players to the max.

—25.01.2017
Moscow Metro Station, finalists list

Blank Architects are among 15 finalists in Moscow Metro Station competition. We've come in the next stage with concepts for "Sheremetyevskaya" and "Rzhevskaya" Stations

—16.01.2017
BAU 2017

Blank Architects visited BAU 2017 and happy to share with you som info and nice photos by Lukasz Kaczmarczyk - Partner / Senior Architect / Head of Concept and Competition Department in Ba

—16.11.2016
6 dimensions

Szymon Matkowski - Partner , Senior Architect and Head of Quality Design in BA - has his own view of the world and work of architect. He developed special system of coordinate and share it with all of us.
Please check this curious article.

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Name
Location
Program
Status development
Scale
Year
Chkalove – Shopping Center
Moscow, Russia
Program: Retail
Status: Ongoing
Scale: 1 000-5 000 sqm
Year: 2018

—01.03.2018
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
Light
Calmness

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

21 floors

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.