Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park

Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park

Project number: 939

Status: Built

Client: "Mosinzhproject" AO

Address: 6, Varvarka street, Moscow, Russia

Indicators: Site area 18 450 м2, total area 25 870 м2

Appointment: 2015

Completion: 2018

Architects: Lead Architects: Vladimir Plotkin, Sergey Kuznetsov; architects: S.Gusarev, A.Travkin, A.Ponomarev,Y.Fadeev, S.Aleksanin, R.Kniazev, E. Kovshel, M.Malein, D.Masakov, E.Shornikova, A.Kuznetsov, A.Orekhova, A.Ramensky, K.Diaz Moskera Kleo, J.Litvinenko, A.Gavrushina, D. Gallyamova, S.Dudukin, E.Solonkina, E.Mikhailova, with participation of: I. Gorelova, S. Vasina, O. Slinchenko

Engineers: A.Kvyk, E.Karaseva,V.Andreev, I.Barabash, R.Tumasyan, P.Kolosov, A.Mikutis, P.Balashov, E.Glupova, A.Nikitin, M.Dachkina, N.Cherepukhina, G.Kochanova, G.Vinogradov

Interiors: Facades and interior design, visualization: D.Chernov, D.Kirillova, N. Chekhun, M. Funtikova, R.Shumaev

Collaboration: Zaryadye Park Architecture: Diller Scofidio + Renfro NY(USA); Facades: PKP Velko-2000; Acoustics: Nagata Acoustics America Inc.; Acoustic Group, OOO; Interior: ZOLT Group; Enterijer Janković (Interier Rus OOO); Theatre equipment: DOKA Center, AO; Organ construction: Manufacture d'Orgues Muhleisen Strasbourg

Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park

Zaryadye Concert Hall was designed by TPO Reserve as part of the urban landscape project Zaryadye Park, which occupies the area of the former Moscow district called Zaryadye. This site in the vicinity of Moscow Kremlin fronts the Moskva-river embankment and borders Kitaigorodsky Proezd and Varvarka Street. The building of Concert Hall adjusts the park on the east and interprets its general idea which suggests the park buildings to be hidden to a great extent in the park structure and to open outside with one façade. The belonging to the park glass space structure covers the microclimatic area and large amphitheater on the roof of the Concert Hall. At the same time it forms the entrance area accentuated with branching support and inviting round square on the north-east.

The east façade allows look into the depth of the foyer, thus emphasizing the “in-built” character of the house. The southern façade is supplied with media screen where translations of the concerts can be watched in the small open-air amphitheater.

The foyer envelops the main hall from the eastern and northern sides. It is organized partly along the eastern glassed façade where it develops as spectacular route following the natural site slope towards the river, with long ramps and viewpoints towards the embankment panorama and park with St.Anna Church. The northern part of the foyer is the key meeting and information zone with central entrance into the main hall, two symmetrically placed stairs to the balcony level and a large staircase leading down to the cloakroom. The rooms of administration on the second floor are partly oriented into the foyer to receive natural light. Cafes and bars are designed as part of the general recreation, distributed to serve different levels.

The main hall for 1600 spectators is a natural acoustics space suitable for different kinds of music performance and organized as arena-hall. The spectator’s area includes parterre, amphitheater, dress circle and one-level balcony. The acoustic project had determined its geometry and choice of materials. The walls are covered with mahogany panels, and the white bands of balconies received micro-relief for better acoustics. The main functional feature of the hall is transformable complex of seats and stage: orchestra pit and seat sector behind the stage can be automatically put away; the main amphitheater can take fully flat geometry. Different combinations can be installed to reach appropriate configuration for a concrete type of performance. Another important detail of the main hall is a large organ installed in the southern part of the hall.

The small hall for 400 seats can be used either as rehearsal or chamber concert space. This also transformable space with balcony contrasts with bionic forms of main hall showing geometrically clear though expressive image.

Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park
Philharmonic hall in Zaryadye park