Contextual urban infill in central Moscow
I’M MOSCOW Residential Complex
Location: Moscow, Russia
Client: PSN Group
Program:43.000 sqm residential complex in two seven story buildings
The Shluzavoy Kanal ensemble, now labelled I AM MOSCOW, is located within a courtyard in central Moscow. It replaces low value sheds. The massing and internal layouts were already approved when MLA+ was asked to raise the projects value and marketability through a re-design of the facades.
The MLA+ facade strategy is pragmatic and spends the money where it matters most. The primary facade with a high level of detailing faces the strategic locations, where the project is visible from the city. The courtyard facade unifies the diverse massing with an elegant facade order. A simple secondary facade faces the surrounding outer buildings of the block.
Following the successful redesign, MLA+ is responsible for the renewed planning application, the technical design and specification of the façade and the supervision of the construction process.
2015 Façade design all stages
2016 AGR Planning application
2016 – 17 Site supervision
2016 – 17 Under construction
MLA+: Markus Appenzeller, Olga Chulkova, Joost Kok, Athena Papadopoulou, Martin Probst, Ana Skachokova