Reconstruction of the Horizon Cinema

Reconstruction of the Horizon Cinema

The Horizon Cinema was built more than 50 years ago (in 1966) in one of the central districts of Moscow – Khamovniki. The location of the cinema is its main advantage, which provides a potentially high passability, but the configuration of the building is quite complex, not suitable for the usual cinemas today – multi-hall and spacious. However, during the reconstruction of the object, we have turned its chamberness into an advantage – the architectural design makes the space modern, and various scenarios of use make it attractive for various leisure activities.

Reconstruction of the cinema is not only a change in its internal structure, but also the creation of new functions. Thus, we are changing the internal architecture of the complex, creating a double-height space. The internal halls – cinema, restaurant, and lecture halls are supplied with mobile partitions, so, these spaces can be used as a single one when hosting large events, and as separate, independent spaces, which will allow the cinema to simultaneously hold screenings, as well as lectures and cultural events. The entrance to the building can be carried out in two ways – through the foyer or directly from the street.

Russia, Moscow
1,930 m2

Khamovniki is a prestigious district, leading in sales of luxury housing in new buildings. However, competition in the leisure sector is relatively low. Today the Horizon is a sought-after space due to the festival and opera repertoire, but this space has much greater potential, and reconstruction will allow it to be used.

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Project team
  • Amir Idiatulin
  • Keira Kompanets
  • Andrey Sidorov
  • Nikolay Faneev
  • Sergey Shishkin
  • Alexandra Kolyadina