Moscow Hotel

Site: Moscow, Russia

Status: Conceptual Design

Program: Residential

Client: KECO Investment, Engineering, Development GMBH

Moscow Hotel employees a synthetic strategy integrating issues of site, typology and innovating building materials and systems. The footprint and vertical dimensional limitations generate a low profile, which prompted the notion of the building as being one with its landscape. The site and its building are designed as an integrated architectural construct. The sloped polycarbonate roof/enclosure at the top floor which is a dimensional and geometric requirement set by the zoning regulations reinforces the horizontality and the building as a land formation. The masonry landscape rolls into the building’s façade blurring the distinction between ground and building. The building’s circulation system weaves the building to its landscape and the program organization distributes the associated hotel activities throughout providing for an integrated social construct.