Zaha Hadid has created a 7-storey workplace block in Moscow for the city’s increasing IT and innovative sectors, with off-set floor plates and a dramatic black-and-white atrium .
Made by the London-primarily based architect to provide offices for startup companies, the Dominion Office Constructing stands in a residential and industrial region near Dubrovka metro station in the south-east of the city.
The white floor slabs of the 36-metre-tall building on Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street are unevenly stacked, making irregular protrusions.
Joins amongst the sections of the floor slabs and in the glazing that wraps each floor form a grid pattern across the facade.
Staircases with white balustrades and shiny black treads diagonally crisscross an atrium in the centre of the constructing. Curving balconies overlook the void from each floor, creating a similar sculptural effect to the staircases in Hadid’s MAXXI museum in Rome.
“Conceived as a series of vertically stacked plates off-set at each and every degree with connecting curved components, a central atrium rises through all ranges to deliver natural light into the centre of the developing,” mentioned Zaha Hadid Architects.
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“Balconies at each degree task into the atrium and correspond to the displacement of the outer envelope and a series of staircases interconnect via this central room.”
The developing, which has seven storeys above ground and two floors under for auto parking, also consists of a restaurant and conference services. It has a 62-metre by 50.five-metre footprint, with a 21,184-square-metre floor program that is predominantly occupied by offices.
These are arranged against the glazed facades on each of the 7 upper floors, whilst services spaces like fire escapes, lifts and toilets are set about the edge of the central void.
Glass doors separate the offices from meeting spots situated on the balconies and permit organic light to filter by way of from the atrium.
More meeting spaces and a restaurant occupy the ground floor, producing a social room for the startup firms that will share offices in the building.
“The atrium gets a shared space in excess of several levels that encourages interaction in between the staff of the companies within the developing,” said the company. “This integration also encourages collaboration amongst organizations of diverse providers and disciplines.”
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“Numerous IT and inventive industry startup companies regard this collective research culture as crucial for progress and growth, and the style of the Dominion Workplace Creating reinforces this notion with open connectivity throughout the constructing.”
Black stripes spread across the white floor of the lobby from doorways and entrance barriers, appearing as elongated shadows.
Hadid was named the 2016 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal for architecture last week, generating her the very first female to be awarded the prize in her own appropriate.
Hadid cut short a live BBC radio interview following the announcement due to a poorly researched question by presenter Sarah Montague, in which she incorrectly attributed one,200 deaths to the development of the architect’s Al Wakrah stadium for the 2022 Fifa Globe Cup in Qatar. The BBC has since issued a individual apology to Hadid for the inaccuracy.
Photography is by Hufton + Crow.
Consumer: Peresvet Group / Dominion-M Ltd.
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design (ZHA): Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Layout director (ZHA): Christos Passas
Task architects (ZHA): Kwanphil Cho, Veronika Ilinskaya
Interior design and style team (ZHA): Raul Forsoni, Kwanphil Cho, Veronika Ilinskaya
Contributors (ZHA): Hussam Chakouf, Reza Esmaeeli, Thomas Frings
Local architect: AB Elis Ltd
Facade consultant: Ove Arup London
United kingdom Structural Engineer: Mosproject
Concrete engineer: PSK Stroiltel Promstroicontract MEP
Common Contractor: Stroigroup
Electrical MEP: Novie Energiticheskie Reshenia
Facade contractor: StroyBit
Facade contractor: Prostie reshenia/ALUCOBONDTM
Glazing contractor: MDK Stroi
Interior contractor: LCC Contractcity
Concept design (ZHA)
Design director: Christos Passas
Undertaking architect: Yevgeniy Beylkin
Style staff: Juan Ignacio Aranguren C, Yevgeniy Beylkin, Simon Kim, Agnes Koltay, Larisa Henke, Tetsuya Yamazaki
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