Nikken Sekkei wins competition for a mixed-use centre in Moscow

A design by Japanese architect Nikken Sekkei has won a competition for a 70,000 sq m mixed-use centre in Moscow for state-owned Russian finance house PJSC Sberbank.

Sberbank City Complex will contain a museum and a medical and sports centre with direct access to the offices.

The wedge-shaped project will contain two zones: one for employees and one for the general public. A multifunctional multimedia area located in the heart of the cultural centre will have an adjustable size to accommodate forums and conferences.

Other architects who participated in the competition included Archea Associati, Coop Himmelb(l)au and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Stanislav Kuznetsov, Sberbank’s deputy chairman, said: "Five hours into the debate, we picked the winner whose project meets all our needs.

"People who generate new ideas and secure the company’s sustainable and continuous development are the key asset of Sberbank, so we’d like our new headquarters to have several functions co-existing with one another in a unique way."

Images courtesy of Nikken Sekkei

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