Royal Gold Medal winner Zaha Hadid has completed this office complex in Moscow
The mixed-use building, which houses offices, a restaurant and conference facilities, is one of the first new projects to be built for Moscow’s growing creative and IT sectors in the south east of the city.
The scheme is made up of a series of vertically stacked plates which are off-set at each level.
A central atrium rises up through the scheme to bring natural daylight into the central office with balconies projecting into this large open space.
The restaurant on the ground floor links the atrium with an outdoor terrace while the office spaces are arranges to allow for different sizes of businesses.
The architect’s view
Balconies at each level project into the atrium and correspond to the displacement of the outer envelope and a series of staircases interconnect through this central space. With the ground floor restaurant linking the atrium to the outdoor terrace and Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street beyond, and coffee/snack areas and relaxation zones on the balconies, the atrium becomes a shared space over many levels that encourages interaction between the employees of the companies within the building. This integration also encourages collaboration between companies of different services and disciplines. Many IT and creative industry start-up companies regard this collective research culture as vital for progress and development, and the design of the Dominion Office Building reinforces this concept with open connectivity throughout the building.
This service core ring around the atrium, together with an additional bay of columns close to the outer envelope of the building, provides the structure. The off-set floor-plates are balanced between the opposite sides of the building. In some zones, columns are removed and replaced with transfer beams to increase the uninterrupted floor space for larger tenants or public programmes.
Location Moscow, Russia
Type of project office
Architect Zaha Hadid Architects
Client Peresvet Group/Dominion-M
Local architect AB Elis
Façade consultant Ove Arup London
Structural engineer Mosproject
Concrete engineer PSK Stroiltel Promstroicontract
MEP and general contractor Stroigroup
Façade contractor StroyBit
Façade contractor Prostie reshenia/ALUCOBOND
Lighting consultant FisTechenergo
Floor area 21,184m2