Discovery — Shopping Center & Residential Complex
Residential complex Discovery is a new MR Group project. Discovery is made for those who appreciate the green environment: five buildings up to 31 floors high will be located in the “ecological triangle” - between Khimki forest park and Druzhba and Grachevsky parks.
Blank Architects designed multifunctional retail center for the Discovery complex.
Concept — Starfall
2 minutes walk to the metro station "Belomorskaya"
7 minutes walk to the metro station "Khovrino"
Every minute myriads of stars come into the world and disappear. If you look closely into the sky, you can find your sky.
That option develops the idea of residential areas. We imagined strict and restrained, yet cozy and warm space. Interior desing is inspired by a starfall. Light and the art-installation in the atrium penetrate the space vertically like a spacefall, interlinking floors of a shopping mall. Cozy interior consisting from bright white and honey-like tones.
Navigation - Colors and Minimalism
For convenience of orientation in the space of the floor and the intuitiveness of the search for a place, we propose to divide each floor of the parking into 4 blocks - A, B, C, D.
Each block will be identified by the color of the floor / zone, the letter symbol of the block and the range of places, next further in the direction of travel. Seat numbers are indicated on a contrast band painted in the color of the corresponding zone.
For the intuitive orientation of pedestrians from parking spaces to the entrances to the towers of the residential complex, wall charts are used to indicate the direction of movement of the towers in accordance with their names.
Directions of movement to the towers and the shopping center are indicated by floor graphics in the form of pedestrian paths, in which signs are embedded with the names of the towers and the shopping center and arrows.
A pedestrian walkway from the corresponding parking block leads to the mall entrance. On-wall graphics from afar identifies the entrance. The color scheme duplicates the design of columns in the parking zone of visitors to the shopping center, which intuitively connects them to each other.