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—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.

—18.11.2021
Chkalov wayfinding

The bright interiors of the Chkalov shopping center are harmoniously complemented by clear, intuitive wayfinding concept, also created by our bureau.

—09.11.2021
New project in Saint-Petersburg

One of the most important premieres of the St. Petersburg real estate market, the HOLLYWOOD shopping center, will be built by the project of Blank Architects.

—22.10.2021
Affordable multi-storey wooden construction in Russia - myth or reality?

Partner of Blank Architects Lukasz Kaczmarczyk, special for Vedomosti.Nedvizhimost, shared his expertise and opinion on the perspective of wooden multi-storey housing construction in Russia.

—18.10.2021
19 years of responsible architecture!

Today Blank Architects celebrates 19 years of working.

—29.09.2021
Magda Cichon, founding partner of Blank Architects - about coworking spaces in the Russian regions

The founding partner of Blank Architects, Magda Ciсhon, in a special comment for the Vedomosti.Nedvizhimost told about the features of the organization of flexible coworking in the regions.

—08.09.2021
We are hiring: Business Development Manager for Poland

Blank Architects bureau is looking for Business Development Manager in Poland!

—06.09.2021
Apartments with Blank Architects design concept in Seliger City – now available for purchasing

In the residential complex Seliger City by MR Group are now available for purchasing the apartments with design by Blank Architects. The lots are presented in the Kandinsky building as part of the third stage of the complex.

—30.08.2021
The city can effectively accommodate "clean" manufacturing

The founding partner of Blank Architects Magda Cichon's shared the opinion about the possibility of creating new production centers on the basis of existing buildings of plants and factories for the Izvestia newspaper.

—17.12.2020
"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.

—22.07.2021
New article for Vedomosti

Why the architecture of resort hotels and complexes requires special skills and an outstanding approach?

—20.07.2021
Work on progress - Seliger city

Work on progress: have a look at the lobbies in "Seliger City" residential complex by MR Group.

—05.07.2021
Blank Architects on RBC

Why the ban on multi-storey construction in the resort area of Sochi is a necessary measure, and how this practice is implemented in European countries on the coasts - read the opinion of the founding partner of Blank Architects Magda Cichon on RBC

—16.06.2021
New interview with Magda Cichon

How should look a shopping center that would be interesting for a young audience.

—01.06.2021
An interview with Yulia Zavarayeva

An interview with Yulia Zavarayeva, Head of the Branding and Wayfinding Department at Blank Architects, - about the department's new projects and tasks

—12.07.2021
Magda Kmita on Mapic

What path of changes and transformations have shopping malls gone through since 2020, and what changes have yet to happen? Blank Architects' partner Magda Kmita in her speech at MAPIC Russia talked about how shopping centers have changed in the post-covid era.

—26.05.2021
Magda Kmita, Blank Architects - about the architect's work and new projects for Moskvich Mag

Magda Kmita, partner at Blank Architects, told Moskvich Mag media about her own path in architecture, the architect's work around the world, and about the city's landmark projects created by Blank Architects.

—18.05.2021
The brand in real estate

"The brand, or the design code in real estate is certainly important, because it also gives an idea of ​​what kind of audience the project is intended for and what its inhabitants will be," - Blank Architects partner Magda Kmita told RBC.

—17.05.2021
Developing a furniture brand in Russia: Blank Architects’ experience

While working on public spaces design in Russia and Europe, we faced a shortage of object design objects that would be functional and aesthetic.


New branding and wayfinding department

Blank Architects has created a branding and wayfinding department. The new direction implements projects in the creation and renovation of brands in real estate, and is also responsible for the development of signage indoor and outdoor.

—21.04.2021
Blank Architects designed a community center with the park in Kazan

Blank Architects has created a concept and a draft design of a community center with a landscape park as part of the «ART City» residential complex in Kazan.

—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.

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Name
Location
Program
Status
Scale
Ivanteevka – Shopping Center
Ivanteevka, Russia
Program: Landscape, Retail
Status: Ongoing
Scale: 10 000-50 000 sqm

—01.05.2018
Ivanteevka – Shopping Center

The task of the project was to find a bright self-sufficient solution and to form a unique space, inscribed into the urban context in combination with beautiful landscape features. For a holistic perception of the project, all its components are needed, so we worked in a single concept as the building itself of a shopping complex with landscaping, and the space of common areas.
Zarechnaya and Novaya Sloboda street are forming a triangular plot which is opening to the floodplain of the river Ucha. For us it was important to organize a composition which will be open to water integrity and create a visual connection and pedestrian accessibility of the Shopping Complex to the embankment.

Main Building - Facades Composition

3 floors

Program – Retail
Status – Concept

Overstep volumes of the main facade accentuate the main entrance to the building. Special plasticity of the facade connects the shopping complex with pavilions on the embankment. The main facade is made as much as possible using glazing, which allows visitors to observe the shopping center life from outside. Also from inside visitors have a beautiful view to the green "canyon" and the embankment of the river Ucha.

Embankment - Pavilions

2 floors parking

eco-market
arcade
Greek Acropolis

Composition of the embankment is formed by the pavilions of the restaurant and eco-market. Buildings along the arc around the embankment, creating an arcade, through which as through the front gate we are sent to the main building of the shopping complex through the green alley. In the basis for the shape formation of pavilions included the principles of Greek churches, where on a powerful stylobate erected columns. We used a brick foundation that cites the existing industrial environment and lightweight corten structures that parallel the port buildings. The hierarchy of the heights of the building forms a powerful composition, and creates a modern interpretation of the Greek Acropolis.

Architectural composition – Canyon

Building area – 6 208 sq.m.

multilevel
streets
parking

Multilevel architectural composition of this level rises above the river, the peak of which is the open volume of the shopping center. Cubic structural forms of the building are completed by the "canyon" which is cutting the parking in two parts. The open two-level parking is organized so that visitors can make entry and exit from two streets and have direct access to the landscape corridor between the shopping center and the river.

Materials – Combination of nature with the tectonics of our time

GBA 24 912 sq.m.
GLA 16 605 sq.m.

origami
fibre-cement
brick

The axis of the "canyon" is directed to the central square of the embankment with a fountain. The theme of water and the smooth transition to it are emphasized by corten steel art objects. These are sculptures of birds, made like origami. This image echoes with the general idea of the project - a combination of nature with the tectonics of our time.
In the facades of the shopping center, we used such material as: clinker bricks, facade tiles (Arch skin), fibre-cement panels, granite and sandwich panels.

Landscape – combination of urbanism and nature

Land area 22 246 sq.m.

landscape
Perennials
Grasses
Bushes
Trees

The central element of landscaping is the greenery «canyon» (open descent to the embankment from the level of the main entrance to the shopping center). This element is a landmark of the shopping complex and claims about the combination of urbanism and nature. The path laid between the two levels of parking is designed in such a way as to create an impression on the observer of wildlife. Landscape elements use perennials and grasses; it is planned to plant several mature trees with the intention to attract the viewer's attention, from all possible points of the shopping center and the adjacent territory. The slope was formed by four platforms connected by stairs. To facilitate the construction, it was decided to arrange two lower platforms on the mound, and the two upper platforms on v-shaped columns, with the possibility of passage under them. Thus, the transparency of the descent is created and open the view of the greenery and the embankment from underground floor.

 

Blank Architects Modeling Workshop