Pilugina 22 Moscow 2007–2008

This 50,000m² commercial office building is situated next to Vorontsovsky Park in the south east of Moscow beside the main road between the Kremlin and Moscow Domodedovo Airport. The tower stands between a pair of 19 and 22-storey apartment blocks. The form of the building reduces the impact on these neighbouring buildings. Each façade is distinguished by the balance of masonry and fenestration, the rhythm and proportion of the windows and the masonry details.

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    The faceted plan-form alters the appearance of the building from different viewpoints. The masonry facades recall the dignity of the first Chicago School
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    Tower seen from Vorontsovsky Park in the context of the two residential towers. Window frame dimensions within the masonry openings respond to the scale of the space within and likely tenant fit-out
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    Study models
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    The scheme creates a new plaza, between park and tower, within which there is a new restaurant pavilion. Note the arcade within the faceted plan-form of the tower
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    The section shows a 20-storey tower with 2 ½ floors of parking for 400 cars below the plaza
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    East elevation of the tower in context
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    West elevation – the changing nature of the tower in context


  • Appointment: 2007
  • Area: 50,000m2
  • Client: Horus Capital
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