Bon Block – apartment building, Moscow RU

22.000 m2 apartment building
160 apartments
4.000 m2 dancing school

Completion in 2019
Client: Krost
Location: Moscow City, Russia

 

Being one of the final redevelopment projects of this district the projects’s building site is enclosed by newly built high rises. The insolation requirements (sun light on facade of the building and its neighboring buildings) left an nearly impossible building envelope. Together with our co-architect we defined a volume of two stacked and shifting cube-like blocks.

The minimalist design relies on an extreme precision in the measurements and details. The challenge lies in the fact that the cubes are not really cubes. The corners are not all completely straight and the facades have different lengths. In the end the choice of the brick size, will determine the exact layout of the plans and facades.

Completion in 2019
Design: Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik
Paul de Vroom, Henk Bultstra, Bert Karel Deuten,
Oksana Savchuk, Danuta Kiedrowska
Co-architect: A-Project, Moscow, RU
Client: KROST, Moscow, RU
Contractor: KROST, Moscow, RU