65A Moskovsky Avenue, St. Petersburg, Russia
Client: OOO Format, Legenda Intelligent Development
Model: Moskovsky Prospect Faсade Elevation: 2016, Scale 1:150
Model: Faсade Fragment: 2018, Scale 1:50
Realization: since 2018
Total area: 87,100 m2
Team of authors: Architects: N.I. Yavein, E. Yu. Alyoshina, N.V. Zhukov, D. Yu. Kozhin, V.L. Kulachenkov,
R.O. Pokrovsky, V. B. Ponomarev Designers: A. S. Krivonosov, A. S. Krivoshein, V. Yu. Kuznetsov, M. V. Novoselov, S. A. Shvedov GIPs: L.V. Gershtein, M.S. Rogozhkina
Officially, the site lies outside of the bounds of the federally listed cattle yard (1823–1826, architect J. J. Charlemagne I). In actual fact, the project is located on cattle yard grounds and, therefore, the new buildings have risen behind the boundary created by the historic buildings.
The result is ‘a neighbourhood within a neighbourhood’. The architecture of the new buildings bears the genetic code of its historic predecessors, the Empire style of the 1830s and the Leningrad architecture of the 1930–50s. The facades
are perfectly symmetrical.
The width of windows and intervals between columns increase towards the top of the building. The facades are tiled with light-coloured natural stone, with sunken elements made of brick, thus, creating an impression of a double-layered faсade. In terms of style, the impression of two layers is enhanced by round windows facing the pedestrian street on the corners of the building. These porthole windows are a tribute to the
Constructivist project of the dairy factory.