The project with APEX architecture for the new complex of GC "Osnova" on Botanicheskaya, 29 embodied the principles of eco-architecture, where nature is in the center of design and planning. The residential complex VERY, located in close proximity to the Main Botanical Garden named after N.V. Tsitsin, the largest in Europe, in many ways embodies the integration of the environment in the urban space: from the inspiration of the authors to the location of the complex.
Residential complex "VERY"
131 275 m2
Concept, PD, WD, TD
The 2.9 ha territory is located near a green oasis in the north of Moscow: near Botanical Garden, Ostankino Park and the Exhibition of National Economic Achievements (VDNKh). The complex consists of 4 100 m high residential towers on the general stylobate, where on the first floors it is planned to locate social and socially significant infrastructure, as well as a built in attached kindergarten and a separately standing building of a sports complex with a swimming pool. The VERY buildings are located so that the maximum number of lots are oriented towards the magnificent views opening up towards the parks and the Ostankino estate.
The bold architectural forms underscore the high architectural demands of the environment. The architecture of each tower resembles the graceful thin trunk of a birch, the trim on the corners lightens the volume of the building, increasing the visual permeability.
The facades of the towers are made in light, almost white materials and have a clear structural grid. A slight shift in the grid of window openings allows the creation of a pattern reminiscent of a cut tree trunk, and the almost white concrete surface creates a striking contrast with the golden glow of the upper floor terrace trim materials and the first level consoles. From different vantage points, the silhouette of the complex reads in a new way, allowing it to remain unique.
Stylobate space organizes life for residents and guests of the complex on the 1st and 2nd floors, accommodating public functions: retail, cafes, services, recreational facilities, galleries, canopies, and transitions.
The project of two-level landscaping of the complex is unique in scale and made with clear zoning into areas for different age categories of future residents. But at the same time, there are also its own internal boulevards, uniting and linking the areas of the territory in one common area with a fountain, allowing you to get together and celebrate some festive event. To socialize, relax, play chess with large sculptural figures, perhaps sunbathe in good weather on the lawn next to the art sculptures or read a book, play table games in the gazebo or engage in sports and 5 children's playgrounds - all this will be available to the residents of the complex.
A large pedestrian bridge provides an opportunity not only to increase the area of the yard, add to its attractiveness and expressiveness, but also offers a new perspective on a familiar yard. Such a bridge is also a great vantage point where you can watch children or walk across the courtyard from the central entrance to the physical education center, from where you can see the main greenhouse of the Botanical Garden from the observation deck.
The natural landscape and nature are valuable factors that increase the attractiveness of the urban environment. For children growing up in the city, an introduction to natural materials is essential. A small artificial reservoir, from which you can draw water with a screw or a column, will introduce the youngest residents of VERY to the laws of physics, allow you to study the behavior of water in rivers and dams. Landscaping of the whole complex organically ties together the skillfully distributed zones of recreation and active games for children as a single plastic carpet of greenery. The plants are selected on the basis of their decorative qualities and resistance to growth in the city. The basis of the Greening Concept - ornamental and meadow grasses, plants of climatic zones close to our area. Here, as on the edge of the forest, birch trees grow, grasses are flowing in the wind, alternating with ornamental shrubs. This area is an Island of Nature in the center of the city, next to the unique green area of the Botanical Garden.