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Aeroflot Building Moscow
photo : Alexey Naroditskiy
Moscow Architecture Walking Tours
Key contemporary buildings in the city which can be visited on our tours include the Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO and The Mercury City tower, now Europe’s tallest building. Major architects featured include Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Foster + Partners, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas architects, Erick van Egeraat and Adjaye Associates.

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Park Pabed Building
photo © Emin Onur Demircan
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Moscow Architecture News

Architecture in the Russian Capital – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Zaryadye Park Competition – 12 Nov 2013
Winner announced for International Architecture Competition
Zaryadye Park Moscow Competition Design
image by architects
The consortium led by American architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been chosen the winner of the two-stage international architecture competition for Zaryadye park held in Moscow. Russian-led TPO “Reserve” came second and the dutch architects MVRDV came third.

Mercury Tower – European Property Award news – 15 Oct 2013
Architects: (designed by) Erick van Egeraat
Mercury Tower Moscow
photo © Egorkin Ilya

The tallest high rise building in Europe, located just west of the city centre on the river.

House N Modernisation – 26 Sep 2013
Design: 4a Architekten
House N Modernisation Moscow
photo : Dmitry Chebanenko

This residential building is the redevelopment of a house built in the 1990s. The architects where tasked with providing a new identity to the building.

House on MosfilmovskayaEmporis Skyscraper Award 2012 shortlisted – 17 Sep 2013
House on Mosfilmovskaya
photo © Igor Butyrskii
MosFilm Tower

Bolshevik Factory, Moscow – 28 Aug 2013
Architects : John McAslan + Partners
Bolshevik Factory Russia
image © John McAslan + Partners
The development includes office space and a new art gallery space housing the client’s collection of Russian art. The project comprises 17 buildings. The scheme included restoration of the first buildings in Moscow to boast electric light.

Zaryadye Park Architecture Competition, central Moscow
New Architectural Contest
Zaryadye Park Architecture Competition
image from Zaryadye Park Competition
Zaryadye Park Moscow
Zaryadye is a unique historic district in downtown Moscow, on the bank of Moskva river, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Kremlin and the Red Square. After the demolition of Hotel Russia, the site has remained abandoned for over 6 years. Vladimir Putin proposes to turn this 130 000 sqm area into a multi-functional public park. This challenging project has the potential to become the most significant public space development in Moscow for the recent decades, likely to set a new benchmark for the quality of public space in Russia.

Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre
Design: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas architects + Speech
Moscow Polytechnic Museum Building
image from architect

Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre – 29 Mar 2013
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas + Speech have won the prestigious international competition for the design of the “Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre” in Moscow which should be realized by 2017. After the historic season of Italian architects, centuries later, an Italian architect returns to realize an important public work in Moscow.
“It’s one of my most beautiful projects and it is an Italian victory, the museum and educational center must become a milestone and reflect the image of the new generation.” Massimiliano Fuksas.

Kuntsevo Plaza
The Jerde Partnership
Kuntsevo Plaza Moscow
image from architect

Kuntsevo Plaza Moscow – 30 Jan 2013
This building development – a vibrant new live, work, shopping and entertainment village occupying a full city block – aims to deliver a modern “community gathering place”. The pedestrian-oriented center is made up of “geometric buildings” and topped with terraces and undulating glass features.

Europe’s Tallest Building
1 Nov 2012 – The Mercury City tower in Moscow is now Europe’s tallest building after overtaking The Shard in London. The mixed office and residential tower has topped out at 338 meters (1,109 feet).

Garage Gorky Park Temporary Structures, Moscow, Russia
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture exhibition ‘Gorky Park: From Melnikov to Ban’
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Gorky Park Moscow Temporary Structures
photo © Nikolai Zherkov
Garage Gorky Park Temporary Structures – 22 Oct 2012
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture will present a new exhibition entitled Temporary Structures in Gorky Park: From Melnikov to Ban from 20 October to 9 December 2012 in a newly created temporary pavilion in Moscow’s Gorky Park, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Showing rare archival drawings –many of which have never been seen before – the exhibition will begin by revealing the profound history of structures created in the park since the site was first developed in 1923, before moving through the Russian avant-garde period to finish with some of the most interesting contemporary unrealized designs created by Russian architects today.

Moscow City Agglomeration Competition
Moscow City Agglomeration
image © OMA

Moscow City Agglomeration Development – 17 Oct + 27 Apr 2012
At the end of August nine international teams presented their final projects for the draft concept for the development of the Moscow agglomeration to a group of experts and the client, the Moscow Committee for Architecture. At the beginning of September, they were judged by an international jury. They judged proposals for the Moscow agglomeration as a whole, for the new extension of the city and for a new federal government centre to be located in the new extension.

Bolshoi Moscow Competition
various architects
Bolshoi Moscow Competition
image from organiser

Bolshoi Moscow Competition – 19 Jul 2012
At the end of June, Moscow saw the fourth meeting of 10 international teams of architects, urbanists, transport engineers and other specialists working on a draft concept for the development of the Moscow agglomeration. Half way to the final presentation at the end of August, the teams have passed the stage of research and analysis presented the first outlines of their proposals.

Garage Center for Contemporary Culture – new building in Gorky Park, Moscow
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Gorky Park Moscow
image courtesy of OMA
Garage Gorky Park
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture unveiled concepts for a new building in Gorky Park, designed by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA. A renovation of the famous 1960s Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) restaurant, a prefabricated concrete structure that has been derelict for more than two decades. OMA’s design for the 5,400 square meter building includes exhibition galleries on two levels, creative center for children, shop, café, auditorium and offices. OMA is collaborating on the project with the young Russian practice Form Bureau.

Moscow Buildings – Recent Designs

Pekin Hotel retoration + extension – 10 Nov 2011
Woods Bagot
Pekin Hotel Moscow
image from architects

Pekin Hotel Moscow

Skolkovo Innovation Center
AREP – Jean-Marie Duthilleul and Etienne Tricaud – in conjunction with Michel Desvigne & Setec
Skolkovo Innovation Center Moscow
image © AREP

Skolkovo Innovation Center Moscow

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Moscow Architecture

Contemporary Moscow Buildings, alphabetical:

“Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”
Architect: Vladimir Plotkin
Aeroflot Office Moscow
photo : Alexey Naroditskiy

Aeroflot Offices Moscow
Barvikha Villa
Zaha Hadid Architects
Moscow house
picture : ZHA

Moscow house
Barvikha Village House
Mossine & Partners
Barvikha House
photo : Alexey Naroditskiy

Barvikha Village House
City Palace Tower
RMJM Architects
City Palace Tower
picture : RMJM

Moscow skyscraper
Crystal Island
Foster + Partners
Crystal Island
image from architects

Moscow Tower
Dynamo Stadium Building
Erick van Egeraat
Dynamo Stadium Moscow
image © (Designed by) Erick van Egeraat

Dynamo Stadium
Kronverk Cinema, Lefortovo
Robert Majkut
Moscow Cinema
photo : Andrey Cordelianu

Kronverk Cinema Moscow
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Building
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Moscow
image : Courtesy of HOK

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Moscow
Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO
Adjaye Associates
Moscow School of Management
photograph : Ed Reeve

Moscow School of Management
Project A101
Largest European New Town Restarts
A101 New Town Project Moscow Masterplan
image from architects
Project A101 Moscow
Project Orange
Foster + Partners
Project Orange Moscow
image from architects

Project Orange – mixed-use development
Pushkin Museum Building Extension
Foster + Partners
Pushkin Museum
image from architects

Pushkin Museum
Russia Tower
Foster + Partners
Moscow Tower
image from architects

Russia Tower : ‘tallest tower in Europe’ proposal
Stanislavsky Centre Building
John McAslan + Partners
Stanislavsky Centre Building
picture : Yuri Palmin

Stanislavsky Centre Moscow
Tsvetnoy Central Market
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Tsvetnoy Moscow Store
photograph : Chris Gascoigne

Tsvetnoy Central Market : Department Store
Zaryadye Project
Foster + Partners
Zaryadye Project
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

Zaryadye Project : mixed-use development

Moscow Buildings, no images / links, alphabetical:

Expocentre Exhibition Halls & Residential Tower Project, central Moscow
Zaha Hadid Archiects
Major architecture development with conference & hotel facilities and residential:
Expocentre Complex, Moscow International Business Centre
Moscow Business Centre architect : Zaha Hadid

Red October – chocolate factory site: redevelopment
Foster + Partners; Jean Nouvel; Project Meganom; Jean Michel Wilmotte; Willen & Associates; McAdam Architects

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Red Square Buildings – architecture photos
Red Square Buildings
photo © Alan Hills

Moscow Architecture Exhibition – Architectural Biennale : Sketches for the Future

A101 Urban Block Architecture Competition
Open international architecture competition – total prize fund of 40,000USD
Moscow Architecture Competition

Le Corbusier
His only Russian building

Baccarat Store
Philippe Starck
Baccarat Moscow Store

Russian architect : Berthold Lubetkin

Ostankino Television Tower
Tallest free-standing structure in Europe

Russian Architecture

PermMuseumXXI competition
Perm architectural competition
image from architecture contest organiser
Perm architectural competition

Entry : Acconci Studio
Moscow Architecture Competition
image from architect
Moscow Architecture Competition

Shchusev Museum of Architecture is in Moscow

Buildings / photos for the Moscow Architecture page welcome

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