The UNK project Receives the Moscow Architectural Prize Award
The “Academic” Business Center received the prestigious Moscow City Architecture and Urban Planning Award. Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, handed the award to the head of the UNK project bureau - Yuliy Borisov. The award ceremony was held today on July 25, in the White Hall of the City Hall. "The Moscow City Prize in architecture and urban development was established in 2017 by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. More than 70 participants were announced. Only four nominations in total; one gave two winners. I hope that the new objects you designed will be a decoration of Moscow for many years," said Marat Khusnullin. The prize was awarded in four nominations: "The best architectural and urban planning solution of an object of education and medicine"; "The best architectural and urban planning solution for residential property"; "The best architectural and urban planning solution for an object of multifunctional purpose" and "The best architectural and urban planning solution of an object for sports and cultural and educational purposes". The most significant number of objects was presented in the "The best architectural and urban planning solution for a multifunctional object" category. The winner was the Academic business center. The height of the complex is in the form of a lens, which made it possible to create an ephemeral plane - a kind of screen on which, when moving along the avenue, the image of the famous Russian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky appears and dissolves. "We now have many projects to be implemented with the same thrill. The unusual shape of the building in the form of a lens made it possible to solve several problems at once. With such a height and length, a standard box would look very heavy, suppressing the surroundings. This form helped to achieve the ease of the complex and maximize the view of the neighboring office building without violating its insolation. The semicircle, facing the inside of the quarter, also created a dialogue. The solution found also made it possible to create almost ideal conditions for rooms located at the "ends" of the building: they are lit as much as possible and compare favorably with other rooms," says Yuliy Borisov, head of the UNK project.