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BDP keeps the red flag flying at Moscow's GUM store


bdp has won a job to extend and refurbish a flagship retail store in Moscow's Red Square. The architect, with Russian architect A Meerson and Partners, will work on a 1983 building by Alexander Pomerantsev, comprising three glazed barrel-vaulted arcades, each three storeys high, with a total retail frontage of 6km. The aim, for client Trade Rows of gum, is to improve vertical circulation and increase retail space by converting the basement and second floor into extra shop space.

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