The resulting scheme is an engaging, beautiful environment that draws people in.
Architecturally the buildings are connected with a uniting softer language of the façades. The softer, sustainable wrapped façade made of wooden elements deconstructs the verticality of the existing scheme to a human scale. The old structure of the Arena building acts as a cage to the “jewel in the box”, ephemeral lightweight proposal placed inside the existing envelope.
The uses are organised vertically within the building, with retail use at the lowest floors, bringing value to the client and creating engaging active frontage. Entertainment uses with the associated food and beverage services are located across levels 5-8 and have a separate entrances. 360 degree revolving panoramic restaurants are nestled at roof level, offering views across Moscow, together with a secluded, secret roof garden, with planetarium and exhibition spaces.