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—09.10.2023
In the Obydensky No. 1 club house, dismantling work has been completed with preserving the historical part

The developer Sminex-Inteko has completed the required amount of dismantling work and is strengthening the foundations for new construction.

—06.10.2023
Fashion department store Hi-Light opened in Ekaterinburg

Blank Architects completed the interior of a new fashionable place

—26.09.2023
Blank Architects on the real estate forum "Zhiloy Kvadrat"

Integrated development of territories: how high-quality infrastructure of low-rise residential complexes becomes a tool for increasing demand

—12.09.2023
Architecton forum 2023

On September 13, a discussion platform will begin its work in St. Petersburg, two discussions will be held with our participation


The buildings' lobby of the residential complex "Metropolia" are completed

In the second stage of the Metropolia business class residential complex, the developer MR Group has completed the interiors of the lobby and public spaces. Blank Architects are the authors of the design projects for the lobby of the Venice, St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Vienna buildings. The interiors designed for the residential complex were shortlisted for the 100+ awards for Best Interior Design.

—05.09.2023
Visiting VTB Arena

Blank Architects visited the VTB Arena, which includes the central Dynamo stadium. Blank Architects is the authors of project's working documentation. For Blank Architects, this is one of the key projects that the team has been working on for over 5 years.

—24.08.2023
Multifunctional retail complex Hollywood

The complex has already been acclaimed as the most expectable project in its segment: its opening is scheduled for the next year.

—21.08.2023
Moscow Urban Forum 2023

Dane Kljakovic, Head of Structural Design Department, Blank Architects will take part in the business program of the forum

—07.08.2023
The interiors of the residential complex "Metropolia" were shortlisted for the 100+ Awards

The project participates in the nomination "Best interior design - public space"

—01.08.2023
Blank Architects in the top 30 most successful architectural firms according to Forbes

The ranking "Top 30 most successful architectural bureaus" was prepared by Forbes based on financial data, professional recognition and expert opinion.

—10.04.2023
Blank Architects project in Tuapse district is nominated for Urban Awards 2023

Blank Architects project in Tuapse district is nominated for Urban Awards 2023

—10.02.2023
Rizhskaya metro station opened

Metro station Rizhskaya (Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line) was opened

—11.12.2022
Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow approved the concept of a new club house Sminex-Inteko "Obydensky 1"

Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow approved the concept of a new club house Sminex-Inteko "Obydensky 1"

—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.


Blank Architects strengthens the team

We invites chief, leading and landscape architects, and visualizer.

—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.

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Name
Location
Program
Gagarinsky – Shopping Center
Moscow
Program: Retail, Interiors

Gagarinsky – Shopping Center

The Gagarynsky shopping mall is located two minutes from the Leninsky Prospekt metro station, in South Moscow, one of the biggest malls within the Third Ring Road in Moscow. It has a 3-level parking lot with 2500 parking places.

The two levels of retail floor space are a mix of more than 60 boutiques, a two-floor Auchan hypermarket, a multiplex and many restaurants and cafes. The total area of the mall is 200 000 m2(GBA) and 70 000 m2 (GLA). The mall was open to the public on the 10th of November 2010.

General Concept –
A New Lifestyle Hub

From 03.2015 To 06.2016

Gagarinsky Square
Industrial
Transport facilities
Dense high-rise housing blocks

The site is right next to Gagarinsky Square, which was something we immediately liked, because of course it has these connections with Yuri Gargarin — the famous Soviet space hero, who explored space for the first time in the history of mankind, and seemed appropriate for a large-scale project like this.

One thing that we paid attention to was the fact that the building itself is located in an undefined neighborhood which is a mix of industrial, transport facilities, and dense high-rise housing blocks. We decided to think of the Center as a link between all of them, as an object that occupies a place in this mixed surrounding and we wanted to create a new lifestyle hub for the district.

Interior –
From Modern Classic to Intense

250 m long façade along the Third Ring Road

Industrial materials
Speed expression
Tectonic façades
Soviet Space Program

We took a few risks with the design — the atmosphere of the mall changes from modern classic to intense. It's almost eclectic in terms of the elements with the color-saturated atrium, but we feel that this idea paid off. The final destination for visitors is this vibrant three-level atrium, which has a food court, cafes, youth fashion stores, and a plethora of travelators and escalators that add to the feeling of constant movement.

We paid a lot of attention to the facades – in particular the 250 m long façade along the Third Ring Road (which is exposed the most to road traffic) was given an industrial image. It was designed to match the speed of the passing cars and the visual reception of the driver and passengers. The strong cuts and separation of the building into several volumes by glazed insertions, makes the façade very tectonic, and quite bold in style. The usage of industrial materials like steel plates heightens this effect. We also felt that this appreciation for the industrial was a nice nod to the Soviet Space Program!
The main entrance façade gains in detail as the passerby approaches, the scale differs in order to adjust people’s visual absorption of the object, and yes, we compensated for the rest of the building — the usage of materials like ceramic and stone makes it softer and friendlier.

Team
 

Magda Cichon
Partner

Piotr Fafara
Partner

Lukasz Kaczmarczyk
Partner

Awards

2011

  • CRE - Commercial Real Estate Awards