mixed use projectCheboksary, Russia
This design for a residential complex consists of four towers on a plinth with shopping facilities, covered by a roof park. The project is set along the main street of ‘Sadovy Rayon’; an urban expansion area of Cheboksary in Russia – meaning Green district. With the design Orange architects proposes a totally new concept for urban living in Russia, creating a landmark which is in harmony with Russian urban planning.
The Sadovy Rayon project is a great example of using local materials and techniques, converting them into new innovative ideas and forms. When Orange architects accepted the project, the use of pre-cast concrete panels of the local factory was a must.
Russian residential buildings are often rectangular and much alike. By shaping the four towers triangular and by rotating them in relation to each other the view from each apartment has been maximized. The triangular shaped towers rest on a two storey high plinth containing commercial facilities. The surrounding park runs over this shopping promenade and provides access to the residential towers on roof level.
‘maximize local knowledge and create a new sustainable neighbourhood’
By reviewing the factory potential we proposed an even more simple construction method for the concrete panels they normally produce; plain panels without any windows. We shifted and turned the plates; leaving gaps for bay windows in between the facade panels, optimizing the privacy of the different apartments. As a side effect the apartment building is transformed into a slim tower with a unique and sculptural facade.
The 25-storey high residential towers have an entrance on the roof park level. The floors have a surface of five hundred square meters and offer a wide variety of residential typologies. The top floor will become a penthouse.
site: Sadovy Rayon, Cheboksary, Russia
client: Suor LCC, Vladimir Ermolaev
team: Michiel Hofman, Patrick Meijers, Jeroen Schipper, Alexey Boev, Povilas Daugis, Iveta Fiedlerova, Paul Kierkels, Joel Langeveld, Alexandra Merkulova, Jeroen Semeijn
date: april 2013>
size: 24.600 m2 / tower incl. plinth