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—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.

—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.

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Name
Location
Program
Status
Scale
Mitino – Shopping Center
Moscow
Program: Landscape, Retail, Interiors
Status: Completed
Scale: 100 000-200 000 sqm

—19.06.2016
Mitino – Shopping Center

The Mitino Park Shopping Center is a complex of buildings located on the north side of Moscow.Easily-accessible by metro and public transport,this dense residential area has the potential for further development.

This is a perfect location for a development that aims to support a healthy style of living and to provide high-quality services to the surrounding communities. It boasts unique, direct access to Mitino Park, and sports amenities such as an ice rink, cycling paths, and various park activities, making it ideally situated.

Concept –
Version 01

From 07.012 To 12.2012

Food bazaar
Ice Rink
Shopping Area

With its eco-friendly approach and respect for nature the Mitino Park development was built according to, and is certified by Breeam. Everything from the design and to the carefully chosen materials was taken into account from the very beginning.

There are three buildings on the site: the Main Shopping Area with its elegant yet contemporary shopping gallery, fashionable boutiques and freestanding "display cases"; the Market which offers a mix of a fresh food bazaar, street shopping and relaxed atmosphere, and the Ice Rink.

Design – Urban feeling
& Lively atmosphere

GBA: 109 000 sq.m
GLA: 60 000 sq.m

Glass openings
Accessible design
Street-level shopping

The City Plaza is a starting point, located at the entrance to the site, it is meant to be a welcoming area and a meeting point where people can gather. It may also host small temporary events and act as a makeshift market. The glazed main building corner has become a significant landmark and a view point – because a Café / Restaurant terrace is located on the top floor The Promenade, acts as an internal street, a walking path that provides one with an urban feeling and lively atmosphere thanks to its large glass openings, accessible design, and street-level shopping, with cafes and restaurants located along either side.
The Stage is the perfect place for both average and large events – it features an open air cinema, concerts spots, and a fashion catwalk. In addition, both a summer and winter market could be organized there as well as light shows in the evenings that could become flagship events for the shopping center. The stage also acts as a gate to the neighboring park.

The Interior, with its leaf-shaped skylights, was designed with nature closely in mind. The atrium and large window allow visual contact with the landscaping elements. The best quality materials were used in the interior design.

Conversation —
Value in being community focused

Magda Cichon
Partner

There's definitely been a push among shopping center clients to embrace this "healthy lifestyle" trend that has hit Moscow.

Alexandra Razina
Architect

Yes and it works perfectly with some the surrounding spaces in the areas outside central Moscow. I mean the greener areas.

Magda Kmita
Partner

Like the Mitino Shopping Mall project.

AR

Yes, that's the perfect example, and it's encouraging that clients now see the value in being community focused.

MC

Yes, and that in this case they wanted to capitalize on the direct access to Mitino Park, and the sports amenities around, such as an ice rink, cycling paths, and various park activities.

AR

Plus I like that this push for.... what would you call it? An eco-friendly approach, I guess, has really taken off.

MK

And this is also something that is starting to be not only requested, but demanded by the surrounding community.

MC

And this has to be taken into account. And should be reflected in things like energy efficiency, choice of materials, and so on.

MK

And I remember we added touches like the leaf-shaped skylights in the interior, and large windows, that allow visual contact with the landscaping elements.

AR

Plus I think the public's expectations have changed, and even in areas outside of central Moscow, and indeed in regional areas, there's a readiness to see spaces that are elegant, contemporary and don't make you feel like a cog in a machine, but allow personal choice, personal expression.

MK

This was the one with the fresh food bazaar?

MC

Yes, and street shopping and an ice rink. Plus shops, cafes and retail space, of course

AR

And I think the landscape design for this project also played a significant role. The "City Plaza" is a starting point, located at the entrance to the site, it is meant to be a welcoming area and a meeting point where people can gather, but it can also host small temporary events and act as a makeshift market.

AR

There's also the "Promenade," that acts as an internal street — a walking path that provides a sort of urban feeling and lively atmosphere thanks to its large glass openings. It's a good example of accessible design. It helps you literally to access the other parts of the shopping center, plus offers its own street-level shopping, with cafes and restaurants located along either side.

MK

I also really like the "Stage," which features an open-air cinema, concerts spots, and a fashion catwalk. It's a total departure from old-fashioned multiplex cinemas....

MC

And also offers adaptability that a traditional cinema could never possibly offer, because it has the potential for seasonal events like markets, or displays like light shows in the evenings, which again, adds that community focus.

Team
 

Szymon Matkowski
Partner

Magda Cichon
Partner

Agata Stebel
Lead Architect

Magda Kmita
Partner

Awards

2016

  • Shortlisted in the category of ” Commercial Mixed-Use – Future Projects" - World Architecture Festiwal