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—10.07.2017
WAF 2017

3 projects by BA have been shortlisted for World Architecture Festival 2017

—13.06.2017
New METRO stations competition

Victory !
Now it's officially - Blank Architects won competition for Rjevskaya metro station in Moscow!

—08.06.2016
We are looking for...

Lead architect, architect, junior architect and landscape architect. We always welcome architects, who are exceptional at their job and team players to the max.

—25.01.2017
Moscow Metro Station, finalists list

Blank Architects are among 15 finalists in Moscow Metro Station competition. We've come in the next stage with concepts for "Sheremetyevskaya" and "Rzhevskaya" Stations

—16.01.2017
BAU 2017

Blank Architects visited BAU 2017 and happy to share with you som info and nice photos by Lukasz Kaczmarczyk - Partner / Senior Architect / Head of Concept and Competition Department in Ba

—16.11.2016
6 dimensions

Szymon Matkowski - Partner , Senior Architect and Head of Quality Design in BA - has his own view of the world and work of architect. He developed special system of coordinate and share it with all of us.
Please check this curious article.

—23.01.2017
Riviera Mall under construction

The last stage of construction and finishing of Riviera Mall in Lipetsk, Russia. Fasades and Interiors Design was developed by Blank Architects. At the moment we are very happy with results!

—16.01.2017
Butovo Mall

Butovo Mall was partly opened before holidays!

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Name
Location
Program
Status development
Scale
Year
VTB Arena Park Landscape
Moscow, Russia
Program: Landscape
Status: Ongoing
Scale: 50 000-100 000 sqm
Year: 2017

—30.09.2017
VTB Arena Park Landscape

Arena Park is a unique complex and a very ambitious undertaking. It is a newly designed urban quarter around the Stadium ‘Dynamo’ built in 1920, according to Arkady Langman and Lazar Tcherykover’s project.

It incorporates around 145 000m2 of new apartments located in thirteen buildings, a 5-star Hyatt Regency Moscow hotel with a conference center and fifty-six luxury apartments, as well as 35 500m2 of A class offices.

Blank Architects design part of landscaping nearest area to Hyatt and offices and for close residential area. The whole complex looks out over the Leningradsky Prospect and acts as a welcoming face for those entering Moscow city center.

 

"Part 1 - public area - open, representable and Part 2 - private area - close, cozy"

Magda Kmita
partner/senior architect

Part 1. Hyatt –
Entrance Zone

Under Construction From 01.09.2017

5-star Hotel
Prestige and entrance to the Hyatt
Unique street design
Trees alley
Relax zone for offices

We bring comfort and a quality city landscape to the area of the Hyatt and its offices. We used granite floor finishing as a base on which we placed wild types of grass and different types of lighting fixtures.

In the entrance area of the hotel we have suggested placing high trees that will sit in corten pots. The floor design is a mix of patterns that are reflected in the facade design. Between the hotel and offices we designed an alley of trees that follows the main principles of the nearby VTB park. The office area we have designed as a relaxing area with street furniture and low greenery where nearby workers can rest and eat their lunch.

Between the hotel and the office we were asked to design one of the 1st green roofs in Moscow. The greenery will be visible from the hotel rooms and offices around. We have suggested a mix of low greenery with different types of moss, that will change color each season of the year. Between the nature we have designed stone cover paths that provide graphic patterns. The roof will be close to the public but will still bring more nature to the city buildings.

Part 2. Residential Area –
A Unique Moscow Courtyard

145 000m2 of new apartments
13 buildings

Cozy close area
Trees shadow
Garden trees (apples/ pears/cherry)
Internal Community
Kids playground

The client expected a landscape design with a high quality, one that would reflect the quality of the luxurious apartments as well as being strongly connected to the whole vision of the Arena Park and with powerful ideological value.

For the closed territory where five apartment blocks and 1 office are designed we stipulated an updated idea of a Unique Moscow courtyard. Our aim was to recreate the traditional style of Moscow cozy yard in modern urban landscape of much larger area than a yard. That is why we underlined five separate small yards next to each building, and a big common area in the center was divided into 3 main ones of different purpose. In the history of soviet Moscow the yards played important role – neighbors were very sociable and friendly and a yard gathered all ages and generations together; all their social life, leisure, relax time, parenting, sport activities, morning exercises used to happen there.

Igor Popov - Moscow Courtyard

Residential Area –
Functional Zones

25 000 sq.m. of landscaping

Meadow
Hills areas
City Grove

The first zone in our design – is a meadow for walking in the center of a “yard” – suitable for running, summer sunbathing and picnic. The second zone is divided into several cozy areas for different ages - children, calm relaxation for adults and a sport zone for teenagers. These areas are sheltered from the surroundings by massive hills that insolate noise, create privacy and also have benches and flowerbeds.

The third zone – is a “city grove”. The underground parking located under whole plot does not allow us to plant trees, so we designed a modern composition of small green islands where we planted very simple, traditional for Moscow yards garden trees such as: apple trees, hawthorns, jasmine and etc. Thus, the design combines very modern landscaping methods and technology with traditional plants and friendly, family atmosphere and everything blended into an organic whole.

Sergey Volkov - Moscow Courtyard
Team
 

Lukasz Kaczmarczyk
Partner

Magda Cichon
Partner

Magda Kmita
Partner

Elena Dzyuba
Lead Architect

Alexandra Razina
Architect

Sergei Meshalkin
Architect

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