Reconstruction of Cheremushkinsky market by Archpoint Bureau (Russia)


The concept of the reconstruction of the Cheremushkinsky market, built in 1961, implied that the existing building would be preserved, rethinked and adapted for a new function. The architects turned the market into a modern gastronomic center and a point of attraction for the residents of the district. At the same time, their aim was to save all the outlets for sellers who originally traded here.


Designed by Archpoint Bureau


The market was built in Soviet modernism style. Like many other buildings in this style the market may have disappeared from the city, but the reconstruction gave the opportunity to preserve it. An advanced solution of the architects of that time was the construction of the sail vault without intermediate supports.

The facades of the market were designed by the architect Alexander Beilin. He developed a new system of load-bearing elements and faced the facades with composite panels. He developed a new market logo, but stylized it as the original one, thus making a parallel between past and present.

The Soviet heritage can also be traced in the interior of the building, which was the area of responsibility of the ARCHPOINT Bureau. Inside the hall there are four sculptures of women executed in the Soviet style. They were developed by the Bureau architects and the sculptor Denis Stritovich, printed on a 3D printer, and painted by hand.

The architects divided the rectangular hall into four blocks along the axes of symmetry running from each of the four entrances. In the center there is a wine bar surrounded by shopping pavilions and the food court area with a variety of cafes and restaurants along the perimeter. Shopping pavilions and cafes are designed in the same manner with plywood canopies and plywood facades.

Lighting solutions deserve special attention – the optimal light temperature for each type of product sold here was selected.

The territory of the market was previously surrounded by a fence, which was now removed, thereby the gastronomic center blended in the infrastructure of the district. The virtual border of the market is marked by plants growing out of the benches and two steel gates. The seating area located on the street is open all year round and has become an independent element of urban space. All the outdoor furniture is made of corten steel.




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