Total area of the complex: 476 500 m² (overground: 266 600 m²)
Maximum elevation: 59 m
The site is set on the urban axis going through Moscow State University — Luzhniki stadium — Cathedral of Christ the Saviour — Kremlin.
In 18-19 cc, a manor and pools occupied this place, in 20th century — the “Kauchuk” factory was built there.
Sergey Skuratov Architects designed the master plan, which implies creation of developed green public spaces, open to the city. All buildings, facing the inner court with a pool are designed be Sergey Skuratov Architects.
4 residential quarters form a public square open to the city from every direction. The development consists of public and private parts: space between the quarters is public, while the inner courts are private. Inner courts have recreations elevated to the level of the 2nd story, and connected with houses by pedestrian bridges.
Setting the recreations on the 2nd level separates the inner pedestrian ways from the inner court’s car transit.
A gallery connecting all four quarters with the school runs over the perimeter of the quarters at the 2nd level — it’s so-called “road to school”, which provides a comfortable path through the quarters, isolated from the lower public space.
Public functions (offices, retail, etc.) occupy the lower storey’s side from the public space. The inner part of first two floors are communicational. Starting from the 3rd floor the quarters are residential, except of the 5th quarter, which is office. There is a school, and embedded kindergartens in the first two storeys of several buildings. The underground part is a common parking.
Sergey Skuratov Architects created a design-code, a set of materials and their combinations — brick, limestone (Jurassic stone), copper (patinated green, brown), COR-TEN steel, metal, glass.
The interplay and interaction of the materials and façade rhythms form a complex rich environment, which reaches its maximum concentration in the public area in the centre of the complex. The use of bricks and the scale of designed buildings — creates a connection with the history and architecture of the place.
White clean sculptural forms of the façades of the 3rd quarter creates a contrasting background for a preserved historic building of red brick from the side of Usachev Street.