Khanti-Mansiysk Buildings – Russian Designs, Erick van Egeraat

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Architectural Development Siberia – Russian design by Erick van Egeraat

7 Dec 2010

Khanti-Mansiysk Buildings

Location: Ural, Siberia

Erick van Egeraat delivers two projects in Khanti-Mansiysk autonomous region [RU]

On the 7th of December two projects of Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat will be officially opened in the Khanti-Mansiysk autonomous region. The Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk and the Vershina trade & entertainment centre in Surgut.

Vershina trade & entertainment centre in Surgut:
Vershina trade & entertainment centre in Surgut

The new 5.000 sq. meter Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk already hosted the 2010 Chess Olympics in September. Now in December it will officially open for the inhabitants. Erick van Egeraat worked closely with the municipality of Khanty-Mansiysk and its main benefactor Gazprom in realizing this extraordinary building. He compared the Chess Club’s sleek, but slightly distorted appearance with the physics of a chess player. Motionless on the outside, but with great internal struggle to beat the opponent. This contrast is emphasized by the “cool” zinc-clad façade and the “warm” predominantly wooden interior.

Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk:
Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk

“This tiny building is a little Icon but could soon become the first step in the redevelopment of this unique city in the centre of Eurasia”, says Erick van Egeraat.

The 37.000 sq. meter, state-of-the-art trade and entertainment centre in Surgut offers space for retail, extreme sports, dance, restaurants, bars and an underground night club. The eight-story venue provides round-the-clock activities for visitors of all ages. The dialectic play of light and dark, night and day form the basis for the concept.

Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk:
Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk

“When I presented the first sketch for the trade and entertainment centre the response was amazement. Now, when the project is completed, it’s my turn to be amazed. I am proud to have achieved this for the city of Surgut”, says Erick van Egeraat.

The building is equipped with an extensive lighting scheme. Motion advertisements are projected onto the glazed façade. The volume is cut to form ”sharp volumes” allowing daylight to enter deep into the centre. At night they radiate lines of light via secondary cuts in the façade. It transforms into a beacon of light in the predominantly dark winters of the Siberian province.

Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk:
Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk

Khanti-Mansiysk Buildings Russia images / information from Erick van Egeraat

Erick van Egeraat


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