MGRI academic building on Miklukho-Maklaya Street
The Russian State University for Geological Prospecting's new building is poised to take center stage on both the campus and the plaza outside the metro. The building's stepped silhouette is a reference to the quarries where the sandstone used to line the facade was mined. The entrance to the current building and the new auditorium are in the lower section. The exterior walls have a slight turn to them, creating an aesthetic inherent to the stone texture.
Address: 23 Miklukho-Maklaya Str., Moscow, Russian Federation
Total area: 43,500 m2
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Designer supervision
Customer: Osnova Group JSC
In collaboration with: HIGHLIGHT ARCHITECTURE
The planned university building looks out over the intersection and the square in front of the subway. An annex with two halls holding 200 seats each and a large entrance occupy the first two floors. With this plan, it is possible to avoid using upper-floor structures in large-span rooms. A pergola-style or solid canopy facing the central square in front of the university covers a portion of the area in front of the main entrance as well.
Second version of the building.
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27 Yermolayevskiy Lane,

123001, Moscow