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The Khudozhestvenny Cinema

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture
Firm LocationMoscow, Russia, Russian Federation
CompanyStrelka KB
Lead ArchitectDaria Paramonova
Design TeamStrelka CA, merz merz, Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Nefa
ClientMoscow’s Department of Cultural Heritage

Khudozhestvenny is the oldest cinema in Moscow dating back to 1909. The building was redesigned by Russian architect Fyodor Shekhtel in 1912-1913. The team conducted extensive preliminary study to preserve heritage elements and revive some design solutions. While reconstruction, architects resolved safety issues, applied complex restoration methods and integrated cutting-edge technologies. Along with screening facilities, Khudozhestvenny now features a cafe, a restaurant, several bars and a library. Regeneration led to the creation of a modern and pleasant public space in the heart of Moscow.