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Blank Architects strengthens the team

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

—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.

—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.

—30.05.2022
Blank Architects at ArchMoscow

Blank Architects will present an exposition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the bureau's at the exhibition "ArchMoscow 2022".

—23.05.2022
Blank Architects metro project was shortlisted

The project of the consortium BACE (Blank Architects and Clancy Engineering) for the Ostrov Mechty metro station became the finalist of the first stage of the International competition for the development of the architectural appearance of the Moscow Metro stations.

—12.05.2022
How the residential projects may look in future

How the residential projects may look in future and what are the architects ready to offer? The chief architect of Blank Architects projects, Dane Klyakovich, shared the opinion in the author's column for the Portal of Archsovet of Moscow on how the approach to the design of residential real estate will change.

—25.04.2022
Как новая турбулентность изменит торговые центры?

орговые центры в новых условиях закрытия международных брендов столкнулись с оттоком трафика, а эксперты предрекают рост вакансии.

—24.03.2022
New project in Sochi

Another hotel project by Blank Architects - this is a complex in the village of Maisky.

—17.02.2022
Rizhskaya station in progress

Look underground: at the station of BCL "Rizhskaya", which was designed be Blank Architects everything is already prepared for the installation of arched structures.

—15.02.2022
"Tomorrow will come today" is now available on our website

"Tomorrow will come today" is a research and manifesto dedicated to changes in the architecture of the housing in future and our ideas about how we see really comfortable modern homes.

—08.02.2022
Blank Architects made a masterplan concept for the Prokshino cluster in Moscow

Blank Architects has developed the concept of a masterplan for the Prokshino sports and event cluster in Prokshino, Moscow, - a unique project for Russia. The project includes cultural and sports facilities, an event venue, a water park and a 100 m high slide.

—03.02.2022
Branding for NOVAMALL

For an umbrella brand of shopping centers NOVAMALL, we have created a logo, corporate identity and brandbook.

—27.01.2022
Branding

We create real estate projects at all points of contact with the audience: from architecture and landscaping to interior design, way finding and unique branding.

—12.01.2022
The Discovery shopping center by MR Group has been commissioned

The Discovery shopping center by MR Group has been commissioned in Moscow as part of the residential complex. We have created the concept of interiors and navigation in for the shopping area: finishing works and installation of lighting are continuing inside.

—07.12.2021
Blank Architects on the Forcities Forum

Yulia Zavaraeva, Head of Branding, Graphic Design and Wayfinding department at Blank Architects, participated in the II All-Russian Developer Forum "The Best Product Solutions and Trends in Commercial Real Estate" Forcities.

—30.11.2021
A few more words about the Discovery mall by the developer MR Group

The foodhall in the Discovery mall was marked in the top list of the expected openings by the founder of the Sysoev FM project, Alexander Sysoev, especially for RBC Style.

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Name
Location
Program
Status
Scale
Golden Babylon Otradnoe — Shopping Center
Moscow
Program: Landscape, Retail, Interiors
Status: Completed
Scale: 10 000-50 000 sqm

—30.10.2017
Golden Babylon Otradnoe — Shopping Center

Blank Architects had the opportunity to refurbishment and rebrand four operating shopping malls in Moscow: 5th Avenue, Golden Babylon Otradnoye, Yasenovo Golden Babylon and Goodzone. In these new malls there will be a fresh food market with authentic food concepts, city administration offices, upgraded food courts, that will bring new tenants to the mall. In addition, you will also be able to find, new restrooms and a baby lounge, along with comfortable and safe parking.

We’ve added new services such as: co-working zones, resting zones with wifi connections, a very convenient baby lounge room, education centers for children; along with safe and colorful playgrounds, newspaper stands, drinking fountains, bike parks, cloak rooms and a pick up point . We see that people need a better work/life balance and they need to find space to relax whenever they are. We strongly feel that this idea could change our malls. We hope to improve people’s quality of life and assist them in archiving balance between everyday tasks and leisure activates.

We are very glad to work with “Bleed”, an Oslo based studio team on the rebranding and renaming process.

Facades –
Nature coming to the building

9056 sq.m
Lighting ~50% of facade

Eco - materials
Restaurant opens on to a green area
Trees Pattern, wall perforation
New bright entrance zones with wood panel detail

Golden Babylon Otrandonoye façade design main idea was the connection with nearest park. We wanted to have smoothly blending atmosphere, where park coming to the retail . We’ve managed to create very comfortable and easy access by ramp and open air staircases to the food court from the nearest park.

The facade design adds local attitude to the buildings, we wanted the communicate the interior changes, from outside the building. In addition to the interior design, we used many nature materials and bright colors.

Interior Design –
Family Shopping

To be opened in 2017

Direct connection to the “Otrandoye” park
2 levels of restaurants with open summer terraces
Family shopping
Eco materials – wood, natural stone
Colorful resting zones with bright furniture

The intention of this interior design is a “relaxing” atmosphere. We prefer to use natural materials such as stone, local wood and greenery as much as possible.

The mall’s gallery and main atriums we envision as being a clean, white, open area with wood decoration elements. We have kept the maximum amount of daylight. We’ve added color with furniture and in the small details. We used recycled materials to design the kids playgrounds to be thematic with different children’s heroes. Our design is not only decorative, but functional too. The main agenda was to make a project very comfortable for the customer with access to different basic services. That's why we’ve avoided extra-decoration in order to highlight the function. Moreover, we wanted to create the feeling of a Family Shopping center and we implemented natural wood and corners in order to relax among comfortable modern furniture and natural plants.

Functions and Details –
Comunity Center with Shopping

GLA
1 floor - 14000 sq.m
2 floor - 13071 sq.m
Entresol - 2090 sq.m

Coworking Cafe
Kids Zone
Cinema
Services
Relax Zones
Waiting Points
WiFi

On the 1st floor we have redesigned the floor and suspended the ceiling finishing, we have added lighting fixtures and designed new shop fronts. We have kept the wholw atmosphere bright and clean with a maximum of white colors. We have added colorful resting zones with soft furniture. The atrium opening’s shapes are highlighted by the wood detail’s panels.

We’ve kept the 2nd floor in the same style as the ground floor. We have redesigned the food court layout, making it twice as big and comfortable. The layout is split into smaller areas which has different types of seating area, set aside for groups of two to six people. On the 2nd floor we have also added a working area, that has desks and tables set aside for business meetings. Two levels of restaurants have views of the park. We have organized a colorful, safe playground for the youngest of our mall visitors.

Landscape – Steps to nature

Landscape improvements ~670 sq.m

Landscape
Perennials
Grasses
Bushes
Trees
Connection with park
Pavillions
Nature

Our team has designed a small scale park on a formerly open parking lot which has not been used much. During design process we consider people’s movement in the entrance zone and walking paths from the nearest metro stations. Thus we added some order in the chaotic people’s movement. Our intention was to connect park area to the building via similar materials and to bring nature into the mall. We created grass areas in front of the street facade to provide the building with the same atmosphere as it has from the other side.

Some perennial herbs and grasses create a pleasant smell and interesting movement on the wind and provide some structural interest during the winter time. We made the mall easily accessed by disabled people. We created a series of pavilions which could serve as places for different kind of markets.

 

Blank Architects Modeling Workshop made urban scale model of Golden Babylon reconstruction with surroundings especially for Rex Exhibition 2018.

Vladimir Tihonov (Junior Associate and Head of Modeling Workshop)

Team
 

Magda Kmita
partner

Lukasz Kaczmarczyk
partner

Daria Guzun
architect

Illarion Komarov
architect

Andrei Gorelov
senior architect

Vladimir Tikhonov
partner

Awards

2017

  • Moscow Architectural Council V Annual Award - The Best Retail building of the Year
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