The main task for the architects was to highlight the identity of the site on a 7 hectare area, located on the territory of a former meat processing factory. If one looks at the area itself a little wider, it is easy to notice that its toponymy is related to space theme – there are Zvevdny Boulevzrd, Cosmos Hotel and Akademika Koroleva street located nearby. Academician Korolev. All this prompted the authors to design the complex as a single ecosystem - a kind of galaxy, where the given topic where the given topic is displayed in all volumetric-spatial elements - the figure of facades, the concept of landscaping, lighting and others.
Multifunctional residential complex with underground parking
249 807 m2
Concept, PD, Landscaping concept
The first stage of the exploration involves the detailed development of two buildings - a multi-height square and a three-section plate. The basis of their facade solution was the pattern of the gas and dust nebula "Pillars of Creation" - a unique astronomical object, which due to its physical characteristics allows observing the nucleation of stars inside it. By means of a parametric algorithm, the pattern was transformed into a specific illustration of panels that are located along the facade surface with a certain step. For its turn, the dark design of the first floors is a kind of horizon, over which new stars rise.
The design of the facades, in its turn, is reflected in the lighting concept - the luminaires located along it allow to adjust the lighting in two modes - color and monochrome, each of which represents cosmic processes - the flight of comets, the flickering of stars or the movement of planets.
The location and type of the complex tend to gravitate towards family living - the number of studios is only 5% of the total number of apartments, while 2 and 3 room apartments occupy 89%. There is an underground parking under the entire complex, divided into three zones with 1,595 parking spaces.
The landscaping concept also echoes the idea of creating a separate galaxy inside the complex - each courtyard belongs to a particular planet, and the space between the buildings resembles the form of the “Milky Way”. To maintain a given topic, it was crucial to provide such a landscaping solution that would preserve its identity throughout the year - that is why paving, small architectural forms and street lighting elements are essential.