Russia, St. Petersburg, 1 Bolshoy Avenue, Petrograd SideDESIGN: 2016 CLIENT: OOO Konkord-Yubileyny MORE
Russia, St. Petersburg, 1 Bolshoy Avenue, Petrograd Side
Client: OOO Konkord-Yubileyny
Start of design: 2016
Architects: N. I. Yawein, I. V. Kozhin, I. E. Grigoryev, K. O. Schastlivtseva
Structural Engineers: D. P. Kresov, S. S. Bogdanov, A. V. Agashkov
Principal Engineer: L. V. Gershteyn
The culture and sports complex consists of six blocks: five ‘stone’ blocks and a glass insert, where the building goes around the subway ventilation shaft. The architecture of the building reproduces the morphotype of eighteenth-century St. Petersburg buildings with their symmetrical five- or seven-axis façades, but avoids straightforward imitation in terms of plasticity and decoration. Alluding to ‘model buildings’ by Leblon and Tresini, the façade emphasizes the prior significance of the nearby masterpiece by A. Rinaldi, the Tuchkov Pier. The back façade of the new building is turned towards Yubileyny Sports Palace and is made of tinted glass with even fins of contrasting colours to provide consistency with the existing landmark.
The core of the building is a quadruple-height atrium with the main premises grouped around it. On the ground floor, there are shops, a restaurant, a café, and lecture auditoriums, while Floors One and Two are taken up by exhibition rooms and other sports museum facilities. The third floor is occupied by administrative offices. The southern end of the structure is the Dynamo Sports Club Hotel, with guest rooms on the first and second floors and a fitness centre on the third floor.
Gross floor area – 23 630 sq.m