Rizhskaya metro station opened

Metro station Rizhskaya (Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line) was opened

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"

Discovery Shopping Center becames the best mall on Arendator Awards 2022!

The project won a prestigious commercial real estate award.

Department stores

A department store in a shopping center is a whole world with the architecture based on its own canons.

Building of GEOLOG

Construction of the GEOLOG business center by Hutton Development is in progress on Obrucheva St. in Moscow.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blank Architects at ArchMoscow

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

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.

Как новая турбулентность изменит торговые центры?

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

New project in Sochi

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

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.

"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.

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.

Branding for NOVAMALL

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


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.

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.

Mitino Park – Landscape
Program: Landscape
Status: Completed
Scale: 200 000-500 000 sqm

Mitino Park – Landscape

Mitino park is a natural-historic park where unique landscaping and archeological heritage create a harmonious unity.
The culmination of silence. Silence and harmony with nature – are the natural characteristics of Mitino park and we would like to preserve and multiply them. We took three principles as a design base: to preserve, renovate, and improve.

We located all loud and noisy activities along the perimeter of the park. The low-lying area along the pond and the river is more natural and green; it is a place for contemplation, reflection, and observation of its natural landscape and birds, a place to enjoy the peaceful, rejuvenating harmony of nature.


To preserve the silence and peaceful atmosphere, the wildlife and unique historical landscape, and the archeological monuments."


To renovate the natural quality of the territory indicated types of plants and animals.


To improve entrances, walkway system, separated activity areas, and natural objects.

Conversation —
The Culmination of Silence

Lukasz Kaczmarczyk

Now unlike the other projects we’ve looked at so far, this is more of a landscaping project, isn’t it?

Alexandra Razina

Yes, this project was awarded 2nd place in the "Mitino Park Landscaping Competition" in Moscow, which is an international competition organized by the Moscow government and the Moscow Department of Culture. It was aimed at developing the concept for this vast and highly popular park.


Given that it is such a popular park, and used by so many people, were the public asked for their input?


The brief for the competition took into account the tastes and requests of the current park users as well as those who live nearby. Through the "Active Citizen" mobile application Muscovites had a chance to talk about the type of park they really wanted to have.


And was that information useful to you when coming up with the project?


During our detailed research, we gained lots of useful information as well as statistic data based on the numerous neighborhood polls taken. But what had the greatest influence on us and sparked the main concept, was a visit to the park on a Friday morning in Autumn.


What did you learn exactly from that trip to the park?


The pathways descending to the canyon/valley lead us to a completely different world; a world of silence and calm. We called our work "The Culmination of Silence" and that was the spark to develop the whole park story around this phenomena.


Moscow has a rich and long history. During your research were you able to learn anything about the history of the park?


The park topography was shaped back in the ice age by slow-moving glaciers. It is a mainly mild and hilly territory with vast open areas and not too many trees. It might be described as a typical "Russian landscape." There is a small canyon/valley going through it, shaped by the stream. At the turn of 13th and 14th centuries there was a trait called Volok - the portage which helped transport goods from the Klyazma to the Moscow river, using tree trunks to roll ships on. Traces of a four-thousand-year old settlement were found here and you can still make out the Kurgan Hills among the birch grove.


So how did you go about implementing your plan?


Mitino Park is a landscape park with a great deal of natural beauty: a stream, a lake, lazy winding alleys, and paths among the trees, we liked all of those and also the atmosphere the park offered. We decided we would preserve, reestablish, and complete the existing qualities.
We preserved the silence and peace, the existing wildlife, the unique historical landscape, as well as the history that is buried in the ground. In addition, we completed the pathways, the infrastructure and the greenery and the plants native to that park.


It certainly seems like you did your best to maintain the silence and privacy of the park. But what about the people who would make use of it?


We created this project with a desire to satisfy everyone who would eventually make use of the park. There are places provided where you can play football or chess, fish, jog, cross-country ski, or simply lie on the grass.


How does zoning play a role in a project like this? I mean it must be difficult to find the appropriate place for all those activities.


The proper zoning guarantees that the deeper into the park you go the quieter it becomes. Near the former settlements we’ve arranged meadows that flourish, each one in their own unique color. The community center we planned in the park is a very modest pavilion, based on the "border of silence" we created. It is the heart of the contemporary park where people meet, do things together, exchange knowledge and generate ideas like setting up a competition to upgrade their favorite park!