New concept designs created for a media and digital technology hub in St Petersburg

Chapman Taylor has produced concept designs for a state-of-the-art media centre in St Petersburg.

The new complex, which has been designed to form a striking architectural landmark in the city, creates a new benchmark for broadcast media and digital technology facilities in Russia – an efficient, cutting-edge and inspiring place to work for those working within and an attractive destination for visitors.

We produced two concept options for this media community – “Ice Floes” and “Stem & Flower”.

Ice flows

The “Ice Floes” concept draws inspiration from the way in which an ice sheet divides into independent parts while still forming part of a unified phenomenon – the design envisages the various departments of the media organisation flowing into and around the site to frame a dynamic, open plaza facing the main headquarters building. The result is a well-connected array of exciting and diverse attractions for visitors to the site alongside top-class office space.

Stem & Flower

The “Stem & Flowers” concept draws upon the area’s history, specifically its herbal medicine tradition. The “stem” of the complex creates a path from the south-eastern entrance of the site to the north-west, lined by attractions and facilities, before “drooping” towards the renovated headquarters building and the events plaza. Six buildings act as the “flowers” protruding from this stem, creating a dynamic frontage on the adjacent street.

Chapman Taylor’s design creates the basis for a sustainable and future-proofed media and digital technology hub while offering a vibrant new destination for visitors from across the region.

Ramchandra Khatiwada (MSc(Arch) RIBA)

Director, Moscow

Ramchandra (Ram) joined Chapman Taylor in 1999. He was appointed as the Director responsible for our Russian business in 2006 and played a key role in opening our Moscow studio in 2007.

A fluent Russian speaker with excellent knowledge of the Russian design and planning system, Ram has worked on large-scale retail and mixed-use schemes in Russia, Kazakhstan, and other CIS countries.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Mixed-use / Transportation

Рамчандра (Рам) стал частью команды Chapman Taylor в 1999 году. В 2006 году он был назначен на должность директора, ответственного за развитие бизнеса на российском рынке. В 2007 году Рам сыграл ключевую роль в открытии офиса компании в Москве.

Рам свободно говорит на русском языке и отлично знаком с особенностями российского проектирования и системы планирования. На протяжении многих лет Рам успешно реализует широкомасштабные проекты торговых объектов и многофункциональных комплексов в России, Казахстане и других странах СНГ.

Область специализации:

Проектирование торговых объектов/многофункциональных комплексов/ транспортных систем

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