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PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Project locationMoscow, Russia
CompanyAI Studio
Lead ArchitectAnton Khmelnitskiy
Design TeamDesign team: Anton Khmelnitskiy, Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza, Davit Tsanava, Dominykas Daunys, Fabio Zampeze, Ivane Ksnelashvili, Jose Lozano, Nikoloz Japaridze; Execution team: Anton Khmelnitskiy, Irina Bratashova, Ivan Babich, Julia Mogilevsteva, Natalia Krikotina, Nikita Tsymbal
ClientVesta Development

Constructed in 1927 by the civil engineer V. Patek, the original "Telephone Exchange" building at Number 5 Bakuniskaya Street is a classic example of Russian industrial constructivism. During the complete restoration of the site, the main historic façade, has been restored to its original aesthetic. A new independent volume, with a striking, triangular cantilevered façade, now hovers above the existing historic building. The contrast between old and new is emphasized through the employment of materials: the new facade is a dramatic contemporary form, which contrasts the original grey stucco.