University Conference Center Architectural Concept

Date: 2019

Location: Russia, Moscow

Square: 8,174 m2

Status: Concept

University Conference Center Architectural Concept

An important part of the formation of scientific community and development of science is the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and results. The new conference center of a University, located on the site of unusable automatic telephone station, will allow holding meetings and conferences in a comfortable and modern environment.

The building consists of six floors. Ground and underground levels are the conference center, cafe, lobby, service and technical premises. The areas of standard floors, from 2 to 6, are intended for offices. Large conference room for up to 357 seats is located in a double-height space. The arrangement of pits is a feature of the project – we “dig out” a part of the landscape and create a multi-level, well-organized space that descends to the level of the basement. Besides additional natural daylight it allows for additional entrances. In spacious lobby of the conference center there are a lot of places for study and leisure, as well as small coffee-points.

The facade is a strict rhythmic grid of vertically elongated windows. The corner facing the main entrance has a slight smooth sinking, which allows to avoid the monotony and highlight the main entrance. Materials – fiber cement facade panels by terrazzo technology on the subsystem, above the windows – copper cladding panels. Window profiles also have a copper coating.

There are places for work, rest, negotiations and informal meetings in and around the building. So, on the roof there is a comfortable space for the rest of the workers, the cafe has a summer terrace, the building has a walking area, a picnic table and a small garden.