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—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
Blank Architects have started working on a 4* hotel in Magadan

The heads and teams of BACE consortium were invited by the Governor of the Magadan region Sergey Nosov to analyze and study the site in depth.

—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.

—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.

—26.10.2021
We created the project of the museum of retro cars in New Moscow as part of the sports and event cluster "Prokshino" by A101

Working on the project of the museum, we were inspired primarily by the style of the exhibits.

—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.

—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.

—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.

—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

—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.

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Name
Location
Program
Status
Scale
Stadium Dynamo at VTB Arena Park
Moscow
Program: Retail, Mixed, Interiors, Sport
Status: Completed
Scale: 50 000-100 000 sqm

—01.10.2018
Stadium Dynamo at VTB Arena Park

VTB Arena - is a project of reconstruction of the Central stadium "Dynamo" that is a part of VTB Arena Park complex. Arena Park is a whole city district, consisting of luxury housing, offices, a 5-star hotel, park, and everything that surrounds the focal point of the ensemble - the 1920s ‘Dynamo’ Sport Stadium redesigned and reconstructed in its new form suitable for the 21st century.The future stadium will combine two sports arenas and shopping-center.

The new concept of reconstruction was made by American office Manica Architecture.

Part of Blank Architects team of 18 persons realize Working Design and lead Architect’s Supervision at the site since 2015. As well our Concept department has developed interior design of retail part of complex.

Dynamo stadium -
Reconstruction

30 000 sq.m.

3 tiers of tribunes

Capacity, people:

26 000 - football matches
33 000 - concerts capacity

10 900 - HOCKEY
12 245 - BASKETBALL
13 000 - BOXING
13 000 - CONCERTS

3 tires of tribunes
VIP suite level
different seat categories
heated seats
vandal-proof system
fan zone
natural roll-out turf
modern multimedia systems
underground parking
quality catering
loyalty system

The stadium initially designed by Arkady Langman and Lazar Tcherykover has a vivid history of sporting and cultural events including the 1980 Olympic Games football finals and a Michael Jackson concert in 1996 attended by 71000 people.

The complex consist of сentral stadium “Dynamo” named after Lev Yashin and multifunctional VTB Arena. The total capacity of Dynamo Central stadium is 26 319 seats. The Arena has 3 configurations: hockey configuration , basketball configuration, concert configuration and this process takes only a few hours. In terms of technical equipment this venue will be the most cutting-edge concert stage in Moscow. The total area of the entertainment and leisure complex is 30 000 sq.m.

 

Blank Architects Modeling Workshop made section model of Dynamo Stadium especially for Rex Exhibition 2018.

Vladimir Tihonov (Junior Associate and Head of Modeling Workshop)

Shopping Center at VTB Arena Park — Design With Meaning

Opening - Spring 2019
GBA - 68 000 sq.m.
GLA – 18 000 sq.m.
2 500 sq.m. of supermarket
1 000 sq.m. of fitness club

smoothly blending retail park and history
comfort and relaxing atmosphere
family friendly design
wi-fi zone, resting zone, education playgrounds, press stand

The shopping center, two sports arenas under one roof near the Sports Academy, fitness club and Spa, modern hotel Hyatt Regency Moscow and residential district provide obvious advantages comparing to shopping centers on the Lengradskoe Highway up to Sheremetyevo.

We let the green park enter the interior design, united the past and the future. Legendary places, dynamic sports life was symbolically reflected in each detail of our retail area.

The Arena Park shopping center has an interior as unique as all the components of the complex itself with a bit of fashion, style, ecology, sport, and history. We all understood that the interior of this shopping center had to be unique as well. We decided to base its design story on three pillars: history, sport, and the park. And keep it distinctive with a slight touch of hedonism.

Popular Concept — It's Format Of The Future !

80 retail operators
10 foodcourt restaurants
4 restaurants
3 cafes

eco – materials
famous dynamo football players in the heart of the complex
dynamo stadium history museum

When we enter we are welcomed by quite modest black and white interior, but soon we find out that it’s not that simple. There are three huge niches based on an elliptical plan filled in with a mosaic inspired by those created by Dayneca for the interior of the Mayakovskaya metro station in 1938.

The shop fronts resemble the strict order of a 1920s exterior façade. And the original bas-reliefs done by the famous soviet sculptor Sergey Merkurov, which than decorated the north and south porticos were here used to embellish the entrance halls.

There are apparent references to the park nearby, such as the two green walls surrounding the elevator porticos, but a more observant customer will surely discover that the shape of the solid Corian benches inside the mall resembles the cast iron ones standing in the park.

Conversation —
5 Years History

Magda Kmita
partner

It is breathtaking history, starting from parking documentation you have got the total task to emit full package of working documentation of whole stadium. So, for how many years the construction had been lasting?

Szymon Matkowski
partner

We got first e-mail from client – march 2013. Last notice in author’s control book we did in September 2018. So it's been 5 years!

Magda Kmita
partner

Which stages were the most difficult or memorable?

Szymon Matkowski
partner

Guide drawings and Fine tuning

Magda Kmita
partner

What are the general differences between both Manica's and Speech's design and the implemented one?

Szymon Matkowski
partner

Manica made the concept. Speech made 3 building permits. We made Fine tuning to reach again things that were lost in between concept ideas and final building permit documentation during this 3 stages.

Magda Kmita
partner

What are the main features of this sport building such as applicable number of spectators, number of arenas and their dimensions?

Szymon Matkowski
partner

Stadium 26192 people
Arena (depending on scenario) up to 12 300 people
Main idea – arena and stadium connected with restaurant. Both arena and stadium lifted on level 8 meters above ground – to give space for retail center.

Team
 

Lukasz Kaczmarczyk
partner

Piotr Fafara
partner

Szymon Matkowski
partner

Aleksandra Brejnak
leading architect

Nadezhda Yarmolyuk
leading architect

Anna Terskikh
leading architect

Maxim Matyashov
leading architect

Maxim Kutin
leading architect

Irina Lutaya
leading architect

Konstantin Skvortsov
leading architect

Oleg Chertov
leading architect

Alexandra Semebratova (Selesh)
architect

Ekaterina Androschuk
architect

Ekaterina Karmatskikh
leading architect

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