Hermitage Plaza is a collection of three buildings located on the edge of a public park in the centre of Moscow. We are working with a local team to create a desirable mixed use development aimed at prestigious local and international tenants.
A 150m long façade of rippling bronze fins announces the redevelopment, creating a new landmark for Moscow and integrating the public park with a new landscaped plaza designed by the team. By working closely with local specialists the initial concept has been maintained through detailed design, with the huge fins engineered to deal with Moscow’s high winds and icy winters.
The ground floors feature four receptions, several cafes and restaurants, a wine bar, shops and a gym, all unified by common design features and a floor of Italian terrazzo that has been carefully designed to work with Moscow’s extreme weather. Ben Adams Architects collaborated with local experts to prepare brand guides for each of the areas to assist tenants with a successful fit out.
With many pre-let areas the timescale was tight, but by agreeing on lines of communication at the outset and having regular submissions to the client team all programme milestones were successfully met. Internally, at Ben Adams Architects, the team is divided to allow for multiple areas to be developed simultaneously and for deadlines to be staggered, this also gives us greater flexibility in case of sudden variations, which are inevitable on complex refurbishment projects.