Moscow – Shevchenko waterfront
The project is based on a contrast to high-rise buildings on the opposite bank of the Moscow River. The two horizontal cuts made into the hillside are response to the verticality of skyscrapers. Two objects hidden beneath the earth’s surface open towards commercial centre of Moscow as two eyelids .We design objects embedded in the ground as the answer to high buildings that are touching the sky. Roof of the buildings thus becomes a part of the public space. The current park which is much needed part of the city will not perish , but rather become larger.
The new pedestrian bridge connecting two sides of the river provides new possibilities for people from the business center to cross the river. Elevations of the proposed buildings and all functions inside are oriented toward the waterfront where arises a wide promenade. In order to improve contact with the river,the pedestrian ramps in higher elevation connect park with the embankment and with the long pier on the embankment. These terrain and communication adjustments and new services within the area on this side of the river will make so far unattractive embankment more appealing to the visitors and will attract local residents. Hotels, bars, restaurants, music clubs, galleries, fitness, cinema, sports equipment rentals – all this will help the embankment to become a popular location for spending free time.
The project is divided into two buildings. The first object , object A is mainly cultural and sports center with shops,restaurants,theaters,galleries and multi-purpose hall. A spiral ramp serving as vertical communication connecting the lower level of the dock ( 0.000 ) with each floor and the upper level panoramic terrace ( 15,000 + ). The second part of the building is used mainly for sports (public sports hall, squash , fitness). The second object B is used mainly as a hotel and an urban welness and spa. The buildings are open to a wide promenade and marina. Green roofs of buildings and surrounding slopes of the river serve as green field for recreation with walking and bike trails.