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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
Stolica – Shopping Center
Новая Москва
Program: Retail, Interiors
Status: Completed
Scale: 10 000-50 000 sqm

—31.12.2019
Stolica – Shopping Center

Moskovskiy is a local shopping center and its format is reflected into the interiors concept, furniture and used materials. The main idea is to bring visitors to their organized daily shopping and also to create an atmosphere of simplicity and intimacy on the one hand, comfort and novelty - on the other. Moskovskiy becomes a magnet which attracts and a place of leisure for the locals and citizens who pass by.

IDEA

GBA 16 000 sq.m.
GLA 8 500 sq.m.
3 floors
400,000 people per month

Local
Urban
Community
Casual
Gentle
Emotional
Nature
Simplicity
Soft
Care
Intimacy

As the world changes quickly people also are changing along with. Today we buy not goods but a lifestyle. Product is no longer an aim itself and we often purchase something without paying attention on it. The shopping center is not a mix of stores, it’s a community and a place to meet each other. Shopping is not an obligation, but a part of life. The main feature of this shopping center is the galleries: on each floor the gallery ends with a translucent stained glass window. The interiors of these large zones are designed for recreation, meetings and services such as special equipment or ATMs.

Materials – Calm and Natural

Floor coverings have a common pattern of triangles of three gray shades on a white background. They increase their scale from the first to the third floor. This method solves the problem of intuitive navigation and self-identification of the guests in the shopping center.
Wood on the walls and furniture elements create a cozy and natural character of the shopping center.

Light and Colors

100 cars
280 seats

Warmth
Wood
Greenery
Monocolor
Monochrome

Light is an important element of the design. The galleries contain laconic pendant lights that follow the geometry of the pedestrian path through the gallery. The atrium is decorated with a light installation of «raining» lights. The slats of the food court have built-in linear lamps that are compilated with the whole lighting concept and create a special rhythm. Separated areas of the food court are highlighted by lamps with lampshades, ball lamps and suspended cylindrical lamps.
The only places for the color are the food court and the bathrooms. Contrasting to the calm interiors of the galleries, a slightly bright food court will attract visitors to relax and eat. The choosen colors are deep and muted.