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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
ZIL — Conference, Hotel, Offices and Retail Complex
Moscow
Program: Retail, Office, Hotel, Mixed
Status: Completed
Scale: 10 000-50 000 sqm

—01.12.2016
ZIL — Conference, Hotel, Offices and Retail Complex

Recently, many industrial areas in the city are being adapted to new functions.
Particular attention was paid to the huge territory of the former ZIL automobile plant which is located in Danilovsky district of Moscow. The renovation project includes a variety of residential development, sports and culture objects, as well as new infrastructure facilities.

Location – Influence

GBA 36 231 sq.m.
GLA 19 839 sq.m.
14 floors hotel
7 floors offices
1,56 ha plot area

Legacy
Brick
Frames and panels
Scale
Public space
Overpass

Project of the Multifunctional Center is located on the Moscow Third Transport Ring (TTK).
It is part of the ”Park of Legends” that includes as well Museum of Hockey Glory, Hockey Arena, Water-sport center and Apartments development.

Idea –
Architectural composition

340 rooms
2000 convention center
84 office units
360 restaurant seats
33 retail units

Functions
• hotel for business guests
• convention center with ball-room
• middle-size offices
• thematic restaurant and bar
• steet retail

The shape of the building is made in the rhythm of variable heights of volumes, maximally revealing the view of the territory from the side of the main entrance zone to the territory. One-storey stylobate is located along the pedestrian zone of TTK, it combines all volumes together.
On the facade adjacent to the historical building of the museum, it was decided to preserve a part of the historical appearance, archways repeating the proportions and architecture of historical objects on the territory of the ZIL plant. The first two-storey volume, in which the historical arches are inscribed, is a two-storey restaurant. Brick facade helps to bring human-scale and sense of place.
The volume of the office block is the center of the composition. The hotel volume completes the whole story and is the dominant of the architectural composition.

Conversation —

Alexandra Razina
Leading Architect

What was the first idea of this project and how it`s changed over time?

Vladimir Tikhonov
Junior Associate

This is one of the few projects that was drawn and adopted immediately by the Customer in one version from the first sketch. There was no options and variants of facades as well. The volumes of the building were also agreed at the first meeting. Only the shape of the hotel block has changed according to replacement.

Alexandra Razina
Leading Architect

Who was a client and what were the wishes of how this project should appear?

Vladimir Tikhonov
Junior Associate

The project customer was the company JSC TEN Corporation. The customer had an understanding of the building program. It was originally planned as multifunctional building with a stylobate on 2 floors with a commercial and public function and blocks a 2-storey restaurant, office building and a hotel, which was planned bellow. Based on these requirements our concept was formed, which became the base for the project from the first meetings.
Also one of the requirements was the preservation of the silhouette of the historic arch of the demolished factory building. The prototype of the arch, which we measured on the spot, was transferred to the facade in the two-story part of the building from the side of the Hockey Museum.

Alexandra Razina
Leading Architect

By your opinion, what is the new you had invented or redefined by the design?

Vladimir Tikhonov
Junior Associate

Significant amount of complex technical decisions were made during designing the building, including a fire prevention innovative design, because the building is multifunctional and represents volumes that are dynamically developing in terms of stylobate.

Alexandra Razina
Leading Architect

Did you face any special challenges or problems while designing?

Vladimir Tikhonov
Junior Associate

One of the most difficult tasks was to put the building to the existing relief because street retail was supposed to be on the first floor of the stylobate and along the entire length of the facade (more than 100 m) from each shop it was necessary to make an exit to the ground level. It was very important to make convenient entrances to shops to avoid doubtful local decisions after. That was quite a challenge because the relief is highly developed along the facade with a fairly strong slope and the facade in fact adjoins the border of the site and the red line. This task was solved by pushing the facade from the red line into the interior of the site to the level necessary for the organization of even plot in front of entrances. In solving this task, the existing marks of the square in front of the museum on the border with our site on which the relief was organized dominated.
It was also not very easy to find a point of contact with a hotel operator from France and agree on planning decisions. Except very many meetings with operator group of architects from BA traveled to Paris to explore the 3 main hotels of the high-class operator from the technical basement till the suite and the most luxury apartments. This experience was applied in the design.