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Sovremennik

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationLondon, United Kingdom
CompanyAI Studio
Lead ArchitectAnton Khmelnitskiy
ClientVesper Moscow

Situated in the heart of Moscow within the historical “Garden Ring” road, the building was originally purpose built as an apartment block in the 1870s, but was promptly adopted as a popular local bathing house. Since the 20th century, it has largely been utilized as an administrative offices, but Vesper Moscow - the developer who purchased the building in 2016 - had a vision to return it to its original residential use. We aimed to take an “honest” approach to the redevelopment – unashamedly allowing the new extension to contrast the original neo-classical facade.