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RED7 – Exclusive living on the Garden Ring

>RED7 – Exclusive living on the Garden Ring

Fedor Bron, Associate Director of MVRDV, presented the first MVRDV’s Russian Project – RED7, during the 24th International Exhibition of Architecture and Design. RED7 is a new addition to the centre of the city that will contribute to the grand character of Moscow’s central ring. Located at the intersection of Academician Sakharov avenue and Sadovaya-Spasskaya street, also home to the Le Corbusier Tsentrosoyuz Building and Narkomzem, the constructivist designed Ministry of Agriculture by Alexey Shchusev and, the corner plot will have great exposure and accessibility within the city. 

MVRDV won the competition to design RED7 for client GK Osnova in December 2017 and the project was accepted by the architectural committee of Moscow in the summer of 2018. Construction on the building will begin at the end of this month, with completion planned for 2022. 

RED7 is a 52,000m2 complex that will consist of luxury apartments, a sports centre, flexible workspaces, an event space and a sky deck. The top floors accommodate apartments in a variety of configurations and sizes with the largest located on the corners providing panoramic views in every direction. With a height up to seventy-eight meters, the complex offers remarkable views of Moscow’s skyline and adds a bold new character to the city’s existing RED7. Underground programs include a supermarket and both commercial and residential parking. 

A modular system allows for diversifying the building’s shape and interior typologies whilst at the same time, this provides both compact and spacious apartments. The volume of the building is sculpted and diversified to create distinctive entrances and a sloping roof scape that strengthens the views of the city. Sculptural cuts on the top and bottom of the facade are carved out according to the function that needs to take place, or certain quality that needs to be provided within the space inside. 

The elevation pattern is manipulated by various window sizes that respond to their position within the façade. The red ceramic façade features a subtle gradient of window sizes in dialogue to the buildings overall massing. The distinct red-colour of the façade not only refers to the neighbouring constructivist building but also affirms its character as a warm and welcoming place to live.