In Moscow, the Badayevskiy brewery on the embankment of Taras Shevchenko was presented

Pritzker Prize winner Swiss architectural studio Herzog & de Meuron
In Moscow, the Badayevskiy brewery on the embankment of Taras Shevchenko was presented
22 March 14:53 2018 Print This Article

The area of Badayevskiy brewery is 6 hectares. The company was founded in 1875 and was decommissioned in 2006. The complex of brewery buildings is a landmark of industrial architecture of the 19th century and is under protection.

The building will accommodate offices, flats and apartments, the roof of the building will have villas with terraces, and in the underground area there will be parking spaces and utility rooms. In the old shops of the Badayevskiy plant will house stores, bars, restaurants, sports and children’s centers, coworking and a conference center. The buildings, which have not been granted the status of a monument of architecture, will be dismantled, and in their place there will be a park with a network of footpaths connecting the territory of the plant with the Moskva-River. The total area of the multifunctional complex will be 100 thousand square meters. Construction will be completed in five years.

During the presentation, Pierre de Meuron, co-founder of the Swiss architectural studio Herzog & de Meuron, said that the main advantage of the Badayevskiy brewery complex will be the creation of new public spaces open to all: a walking area along the Moskva-River embankment and a park with glades and forest groves. “The new building rises above the ground on slender pillars connecting it with the surrounding park, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Moskva-River, the park, the restored buildings, Ukraina Hotel, Kutuzovsky Avenue, the Government House and the Moscow City MMDC. When developing the project, it was necessary to achieve seemingly mutually exclusive goals: to restore historic buildings, on the one hand, and to bring qualitatively new architectural solutions for life and work, on the other,” said the architect.
First of all, the columns that will hold the buildings attract a lot of attention. “Obviously, we tried to “elevate” the concepts previously tested on the ground, although we hesitated to offer this typology reminiscent of a horizontal skyscraper, which became one of the most heroic icons of the Russian avant-garde. Our building does not “float”, but simply rises above the ground on slender supports. The idea of a building that is suspended in the air is not crazy. The design, which does not yet have equivalents in Russia, takes into account all applicable building codes, including security requirements,” explained Pierre de Meuron.

The archstudio Herzog & de Meuron is known for such world projects as the Tate Modern Gallery in London, the Elbe Philharmonic in Hamburg, the Olympic Stadium in Beijing and others. All of them have unique technical features and clearly demonstrate that architects are not afraid of difficult tasks and can achieve their goals.

The general designer is the Moscow company APEX.

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