vavilova 4, Moscow

The project is located on a prominent site in central Moscow, close to Gorky Park and the River Moskva. It comprises 42,000 m2 of housing, commercial space and a kindergarten.

The urban setting of the buildings anticipates two adjacent housing configurations: the enclosed courtyard block from the Stalin era and the solitary structures of the post-war era. Two different living qualities are combined: introvert/extrovert and protected/overlooking.

The duality of the dynamic city and luscious green park is experienced from each apartment

The common starting point for these divergent typologies is a continuous landscape of rolling meadows, infiltrating the suspended building volumes. The open ground-floor area is free to be programmed. In the competition design it comprises a kindergarten and commercial premises along an internal alley.

The structure of the complex is based on the grid of the underground car park and offers high-grade flexible housing differentiation. The tectonics of the pre-cast concrete facade elements anticipate this flexibility. The infill elements can be customized depending on the arrangement of floor plans.

Project Details
  • Site
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Client
  • PIK Group
  • Design
  • 2016
  • Size
  • 42.600 m2
  • Program
  • Housing + school
  • Assignment
  • Pitch
  • Team
  • Patrick Meijers, Jeroen Schipper, Michiel Hofman, Abel Kalsbeek, Joel Langeveld
  • Collaboration
  • Schiemann Weyers Architects
  • Visuals
  • A2Studio