Since the 2000s the Khamovniki neighborhood, which was made elite back in the times of Moscow master plan development of 1935, was conquered by developers. Last pockets of resistance - areas of industrial facilities of textile industry, lurking along the river - have fallen quite recently. From the glory of the manufactories, only toponyms remained: 1st, 2nd and 3rd lanes of Truzhenikov, named after the Trud sewing factory located in these parts.
At the 0.15-hectare plot of land, which the APEX architects received, in 1st Trudozhenikov Lane there is a two-storied house with a garret dating from 1928. The building has no historical value, is not a subject of protection and will be demolished. In its place the technical specifications provide for the construction of a premium-class residential building 45 meters high. Squeezed between a two-story building from 1917 and an 8-story new construction, the site bears an onerous burden of the targeted technological and economical parameters. Courtyard space and close proximity to tall surroundings are the two main points to keep in mind when "scooping out" astronomical numbers.
Residential complex "Truzhenikov"
10 150 m2
The architects of the APEX design bureau proposed several options when searching for a volumetric-spatial solution:
∙ Two volumes with a courtyard between them;
∙ Three connected volumes, arranged on the diagonal;
∙ Mono-volume with a gradual decrease in the level of the roofs to the lane;
∙ A mono-volume placed on a light glass base with little facade plasticity in the upper part.
Functionally the projected volume is divided vertically into four parts:
∙ underground parking for 93 parking spaces;
∙ first floor with an entrance group and rented non-residential premises;
∙ 2nd to 10th floors - apartments combined into blocks with separate elevator for 2-4 apartments per floor area;
∙ A roof for the residents of the building.
The facade of the building is made of two materials: satin glass on the first two floors, and emerald-colored ceramics on floors 3-10. The pattern of the facade in volumetric ceramics contrasts with its lightweight two-story base. The volumetric tectonics of tiles evokes associations with a draped silk canvas, richly ornamented. The stylobate part reminds of white tulle, whose small folds seem to sway in the wind. Because of these methods the building, which has quite impressive dimensions, does not seem to be overweight. The bright image that echoes the history of the district is memorable at first sight, has no analogues on the residential real estate market, and looks fresh and relevant.