Quite recently, the territories of the promising Danilovsky district were densely rusted on the map of the city with industrial gaps. What were the vast zones of ZIL and Paveletskaya, which occupied several hundred hectares, worth. However, we are witnessing the revitalization and regeneration of industrial clusters in the south of Moscow with their transformation into full-fledged office, business and residential quarters. It is impossible not to remember that Danilovsky is the only district of Moscow that is located on two banks of the river and has not used its advantage for the time being. Thanks to the city’s efforts to integrate the coastline into the life of the metropolis, we have already received the beautiful Marc Chagall embankment, which will soon connect with the ZIL South territories and go further to the South River Station. Soon, Simonovskaya will join the Chagall embankment from the north. As a result, Moscow will receive a unique well-maintained route along the river. APEX architects had the chance to work on a large project along the aforementioned route. On the territory next to the Nagatinskiy metro bridge, we designed a residential complex inlaying a modern, up-to-date and commensurate volume into the river front.
43 700 m2
It should be said that the approved master plan for development was changed by the architects of the bureau, and as a result the product and transport solutions have improved many times over. The perimeter on the south side, overlooking the embankment, has been broken by us for better insolation and improvement of the view characteristics of the second line of the projected development. A mix of tower and sectional buildings was used, as a result of which interesting lots with terraces and an additional light front were obtained at the junction of morphotypes.
The river facade is emphasized by a one-story part, whimsically curving in a diagonal direction along the boulevard branching off from the river. The silhouette of the towers smoothly descends to the river, and the six-story sectional lintels on the northern and western sides form a pleasant human-scale environment. The preschool is integrated into a 13-story tower in the northeastern part of the site. On the roof of one-story volumes along the southern border, it is planned to place playgrounds for recreation and games.
Facade solutions are built on the principle of a contrasting combination of a dark brown brick bottom and a white-brass metal-composite top. At the same time, the lower part is drawn quite statically, and the upper part, due to the diagonal expansion of brass inserts, gives a certain dynamics. In addition, the dynamic silhouette of the towers is emphasized by terraces located on the penultimate floors.