The building is set to have five floors. A lobby with an information desk, a restaurant, a gift shop, an interactive area, a conference room, office space, and one showroom will be located on the first floor. The second through fifth floors will house more showrooms.
The architect Hani Rashid created the Hermitage Museum branch.
The Structural Solutions section of the design documentation for the Museum of Art facility was created in accordance with the architectural and construction assignment from the SPEECH architectural bureau. The façade's design was created by Project 2018 after an expert board had greenlit the plans.
Customer: LSR. Real Estate — M JSC Scheduled to open in fall 2023. In collaboration with: SPEECH (project designer: Alexey Ilin)
Surprisingly, the structure has almost no windows, with the exception of the atrium area, which will eventually become a glazed-off public space of sorts. The museum branch will have three elevators with varying capacities and two escalators.
"The façade design deserves special attention. It will be suspended from a unique metal framework of hollow pipes that will serve as protection from the sun and enable the exhibition of objets d'art in public spaces without worrying about their possible destruction," said Anastasiya Pyatova, head of Moscomstroyinvest. The building will be made up of steel frames, as well as concrete and steel elements covered in wooden structures to give it a unique and modern appearance.