Residential complex “Westerdam” - an APEX project bureau's architectural and landscaping concept - will be located in a sought-after area near Aminyevskoe highway. It will serve as an example of the concise architecture of modern Europe and spark a creative approach to organizing public open spaces of residential neighborhoods. The project is located in an environmentally friendly area of Moscow with developed infrastructure, thereby embodying the balance between nature and the city - the territory of the residential complex is contemplated as an oasis of relaxation and inspiration inside a busy tumultuous metropolis.
Residential complex “Westerdam”
55 499 m2
The project is located in one of the most convenient and prestigious districts of Moscow: within walking distance of the complex is the “Michurinsky Prospekt" metro station, moreover, another metro station will open in the near future near Aminyevsky highway. Within 5 km from thew site area the future residents will find the Olympic Village Park, the Setun's River Valley nature reserve, Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill, the country's leading universities - Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), MGIMO, RANEPA, and various sports clusters.
The chosen massing solution provides both the maximum number of apartments with excellent view characteristics and saves the internal private space reserved for landscaping. The large-scale proportions of the buildings are balanced by clear vertical rhythms with a diverse grid structure, which allows formulating an actual urban image recognizable from large distances. The main volume of the facade is made of white panels with a concrete texture. The given stylistic approach in the choice of materials provides the residential complex with a light and simultaneously it gives a dynamically brutal view, while black and gray inserts framing the windows emphasize their height.
The Westerdam’s concept encompasses an elaborate organization of space: in particular, convenient zoning and an abundance of small architectural forms will provide comfort for residents of all ages and needs. The territory of the complex is divided into three parts: a public zone - Central Boulevard and two chamber courtyards - East and West. Each part possesses its own color palette: white, red and gold.
Central Boulevard will become the main promenade of the complex, which simultaneously performs the function of a public space, meeting place and multi-functional sports ground - there are zones with a safe coating of rubber crumb for playing volleyball and basketball, as well as training grounds. Landscaping of the boulevard will be carried out by plants in a white-silver gamut designed in the style of the White Garden.
The Eastern Courtyard will be an ideal territory for relaxing and walking with children. Its space will become a closed zone formed by towers and mid-floor sections, which will be constructed as part of the second stage. Numerous playgrounds for children of different age groups, shady gazebos, an eco-style playground, an amphitheater, chaise lounges, art objects and equipment for games will find its place here. Plants in red-burgundy colors that embody the concept of the "Red Garden" visually will ring new changes on the Eastern Courtyard.
Children's playgrounds, recreation areas for adults, parking for bicycles and walking paths will arise on the territory of the Western Courtyard. The color palette was chosen in the style of the "Golden Garden" - an abundance of landings in golden yellow colors is planned here.
An important part of the project is the landscaping of 4 ha historical apple orchard located in the immediate proximity. On its territory plans are underway to restore existing fruit trees, as well as plant new ones. For the comfort of local residents there will be walking and bicycle paths, places for relaxation and yoga as well. The apple orchard will become a unique place that preserves the balance between nature and active city life. Residents will always have the opportunity to recover, gain strength and relax from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Special attention in the project is paid to privacy: chamber yards and round-the-clock security will provide residents with solitude and security. The main access to the complex is granted through the reception area located in the central entrance group.
The interior design of the entrance group is solved in the most concise and modern way: it is represented in a white gamut of embossed walls with concrete texture and dark accents - ceramic-granite panels and decorative wood inserts. Lightbox lighting in the lobby area and a variety of lighting equipment reveal the theory of dynamic lighting in public areas.
The author's interior design of the residential complex “Westerdam” is drawn upon the concept of minimalism – concision and functionality of the layout, built-in furniture and thoughtful filling allows achieving of balance between style and modern comfort. The combination of the kitchen, living room and hall visually increases the space and makes it possible to implement various scenarios for the use of premises while lightness and simultaneous geometric precision of the furniture’s lines and details give life to image of the finished interior.
The interior palette is presented in two variations - a light gray range combined with strict furniture geometry and a somber color scheme with a predominance of darker coffee, gray shades and soft rounded lines. The concise outlines of the coffee table and the geometry of the chandelier serve as the final essence of the living room interior.
As for the dark version of interior, the brown shade of the floor with a picture of natural oak, the walls variegated with moldings set the tone and act as the basis for the entire interior. The gray kitchen, with all the features of neoclassicism is in tune with the shade of the floor while the dining area is highlighted with black furniture – the soft velor of the chairs chime with the carpet and mount decorative pillows, the abstraction of the posters completes the image of the main area of the apartment.