Image: Alexey Duk
Moscow / Russia / 2007 (Project)
Interior sculpture, landscape, restaurant & bar for a new commercial HQ
Client: Horus Capital, Moscow
Net Area: 900 m2
Executive Architect: KBF (UK)
Structural Engineer: Arup AGU (UK)
Images: Alexey Duk
Ron Arad Architects were commissioned by Horus Capital in January 2007 to design the reception, atrium/lobby space and the restaurant areas of a cutting edge office complex designed by KPF Architects, in the centre of Moscow. It was clear that one of the biggest challenges would be to create an installation in this space that would announce its own individuality whilst at the same time compliment the innovative office building that the project inhabits.
The floor surface of the building is seen as one giant surface or ‘carpet’ which is picked up in one corner and simply lifted high up into the atrium creating new spaces within and beneath it. It is a single architectural gesture that connects the double height space beneath the building with the huge vertical volume of atrium at the rear. A new visual and spatial link is created which attempts to redefine the boundaries between the various programmatic requirements that inhabit it. Many large circular shaped openings are cut out of the surface framing views both into and out of the interstitial space.