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—12.04.2021
Architecture of a country houses

The comfortable architecture of a country houses is based primarily on the contact with nature: it is important that a person, having traveled a long way from the city, does not get to another "city", but finds himself in a natural environment.

—01.04.2021
Transformation of the offices

"The office for the employee becomes a place where he wants to go, not just needs to be." Magda Kmita, partner at Blank Architects, told CRE magazine about the changes taking place in modern offices, where work is now not a necessity, but an opportunity.

—23.03.2021
New interview

Founding partner of Blank Architects Magda Cichon for Pro Rus magazine.

—19.03.2021
Looking for architects

We are looking for a creative, sociable professional for the position of architect!

—18.03.2021
Maxi Mall Kazahstan- work in progress

The interiors of the shopping center are already on progress: take a look inside with us.

—15.03.2021
Blank Architects project was shortlisted in the Moscow Architecture Award 2021

Moskomarchitektura has announced the shortlist of nominees for the Moscow Architecture Prize, a prestigious award that annually evaluates the best new projects in implementation.

—09.03.2021
We are hiring: Visualizer with fluent English

We invite a visualizer to the Blank Architects team to work on the visualization of interior and exterior projects.

—17.02.2021
Blank 360: new 3D-visualization product by Blank Architects

Explore architecture and design on the screen of a laptop or smartphone. Blank Architects has launched a new product Blank 360: we implement VR static tours for interior projects.

—08.02.2021
Residential complex in Lefortovo

Blank Architects created an architecture for a new residential complex of the developer "Argo" in the Lefortovo district.

—05.02.2021
New business center Geolog

Blank Architects creates an architectural concept, interior and landscape design for the mixed-use business center Geolog

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Name
Location
Program
Status
Scale
Com City – Business Center
Moscow, Russia
Program: Office
Status: Completed
Scale: 200 000-500 000 sqm

—21.11.2014
Com City – Business Center

The Telecom City office buildings are located on the southwest side of Moscow, in Kievskoe Shosse, approximately 1.5 km from the MKAD ring road. The plot is a part of the ‘new’ Moscow and so public transportation routes such as the metro lines and two bus connections provide easy access to neighboring Shosse for visitors.
Blank Architect was responsible for adapting a concept provided by Cigler Marani Architects into a Building Permit Design.

Concept –
Building Permit Design.

GBA 420 000 m2, GLA 188 000 m2

The design also provides a connection to Rumiancevo; a nearby village. The car flow diagrams created by the authors of the concept solved a complicated traffic situation, providing access in various directions from the plot and simultaneously creating a small city.

One of the main goals of the project was to provide a calm and quiet atmosphere for the office employees. Therefore all the technical areas were located above the fifth-story offices and protected with acoustic screens. Also the stylobate was designed using a sophisticated landscaping technique that created green areas as well as water ponds and fountains.

Design –
Eight office buildings
located on stylobate.

Glazed facades reflect this idea – white, dark grey profiles for glazing, with grey and white sun screens to suit and highlight the purpose of the complex. Two bus stops were specially designed and placed at the two main entrances to intercept the main flow of traffic.

The complex consists of eight, five-story office buildings located on stylobate. Under each building there is a two-level parking lot. All the parking lots are connected with the shopping mall which provides access to the office buildings via
lifts and escalators.

The retail gallery located under the stylobate connects all functions. Various types of services, such as a hairdressers’, a small fitness center, restaurants, cafes, and a supermarket give employees the opportunity to come to work and feel as if they were in a small city district. Around fifteen thousand people will come there to work each day. Therefore there are thirty-two lifts provided to communicate between the office floors.

Team
 

Piotr Fafara
partner

Szymon Matkowski
partner

Vladimir Tikhonov
leader architect