The Territory of Historic Centre

St.Petersburg, Russia

Renovation of the former Konyushennoe Vedomstvo into multi-entertainment complex. Atriums system in the context of historical development, relevant in terms of the northern city. The main purpose is the delicate preservation of the original façade and adding transparent additions along the building perimeter. This solution sends a significant visual message. The openness and transparency of the new structure creates a contrast with the monolith brick facades.The restoration of the Konyushenniy Dvor building for the “cultural department store” does not only consider constructional and visual changes of the buildings but also increasing the amount of their functions. Along with the demonstration of the main expositions a lot of side-events, such as shows, lectures and exhibitions, including international ones will take place. This unique place will help transform Saint Petersburg into the international cultural center.