Blueprint Awards 2016: The winners

Best Non-Public Project - Commercial

Winner: Zaha Hadid Architects, UK
Dominion Office Building, Moscow, Russia

Dominion Office Building, Moscow, Russia

Judges’ Comments

‘Taking a mundane typology and making it interesting especially with the public spaces’ Lyndon Neri

‘Just a stunning space, a visual beauty’ Phil Hutchinson

Located in Moscow’s Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street, the Dominion Office Building is one of the first projects to be built for the growing creative and IT sectors in this primarily industrial and residential district in the southeast of the city. It is conceived as a series of vertically stacked plates off-set at each level with connected, curved elements.

Inside, a sculptural central atrium rises through the levels to bring natural light into the centre of the building. Balconies at each floor project into the atrium, while a series of staircases interconnect through the space. It has been designed as a shared space to encourage interaction and collaboration between workers and different disciplines in the building, with break-out spaces and coffee areas located on the balconies and a ground-floor restaurant linked to an outdoor terrace.

The office spaces are arranged within a system of standard rectilinear bays for small and expanding companies. A service core, located on the periphery of the atrium, provides a degree of privacy to the office spaces, with gaps to give some transparency and allow light to flood into the office spaces from the central shared atrium space

Commended

NBBJ, international
Samsung America Headquarters, San Jose, USA
Samsung America Headquarters

Piercy&Company, UK
Two Tabernacle Street, London, UKTwo Tabernacle StreetImage: Jack Hobhouse

Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig, USA
Shinsegae International, Seoul, South KoreaShinsegae International

Finalists

Aedas, international
Sina Plaza, Beijing, China

Andrée Cooke, UK
Spring Studios + Spring Place,
New York, USA

Archer Architects, UK
Sutton Yard, London, UK

Ben Adams Architects, UK
Northampton Road, London, UK

BuckleyGrayYeoman, UK
C-Space, London, UK

Grimshaw, UK
Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Centre, Southampton, UK

Kris Lin Interior Design KLID, China
Origami Space Definition, undisclosed location

Latitude, UK
The Lighthouse, London, UK

ThirdWay Interiors, UK
Merkle/Periscopix Century House, London, UK

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