With the ground floor restaurant linking the atrium to the outdoor terrace and Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street beyond, and coffee/snack areas and relaxation zones on the balconies, the atrium becomes a shared space over many levels that encourages interaction between the employees of the companies within the building. This integration also encourages collaboration between companies of different services and disciplines.
Many IT and creative industry start-up companies regard this collective research culture as vital for progress and development, and the design of the Dominion Office Building reinforces this concept with open connectivity throughout the building.
The office spaces are arranged within a system of standard rectilinear bays to offer many different possibilities for small, expanding or large companies. Located on the periphery of the atrium and housing the lifts, fire-escapes, washrooms and service shafts, the service cores provide a degree of privacy to the separate office spaces, with gaps in-between these cores giving some transparency and allowing light to penetrate the into the office areas from the central shared atrium space.
This service core ring around the atrium, together with an additional bay of columns close to the outer envelope of the building, provides the structure. The off-set floor-plates are balanced between the opposite sides of the building. In some zones, columns are removed and replaced with transfer beams to increase the uninterrupted floor space for larger tenants or public programmes.
Dominion Office Building, Moscow, Russia
Program: office building
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Design Director: Christos Passas
Project Architects: Kwanphil Cho, Veronika Ilinskaya
Interior Design Team: Raul Forsoni, Kwanphil Cho, Veronika Ilinskaya
Contributors: Hussam Chakouf, Reza Esmaeeli, Thomas Frings
Local Architect: AB Elis Ltd
Facade Consultant: Ove Arup London, UK
Structural Engineer: Mosproject
Concrete Engineer: PSK Stroiltel Promstroicontract
MEP & General Contractor: Stroigroup Electrical
MEP: Novie Energiticheskie Reshenia
Facade Contractor: StroyBit, Prostie reshenia/ALUCOBOND
Glazing contractor: MDK Stroi
Interior contractor: LCC Contractcity
GRC: Architectura Blagopoluchie/Facade Light
Lighting Consultant: FisTechenergo
Client: Peresvet Group / Dominion-M Ltd.
Area: 21,184 sqm