Object name: architectural concept of the ‘Novy Vzglyad’ school in ‘Garden Quarters’ in Moscow.
Address: Moscow, Khamovniki district, Usacheva str.
Project by: Sergey Skuratov Architects
Authors: S. Skuratov — lead architect, V. Zamaschikova — chief architect, architects: M. Skobelev, G. Schurov, with: M. Noskova
Project stages: architectural concept
Total area: 11 023 m²
Total overground area: 10 471 m²
Total ground floor area at -5.700: 3 048 m²
Total area of underground floor at -5.700: 552 m²
Exploited roof area: 2 164 m²
Floor area: 11 272 m²
Total construction volume: 68 824 m³
Over 0.00: 47 380 m³
Under 0.00: 21 444 m³
Number of floors (excluding the ground floor): 3-1-4
Maximum elevation (relative): 20.800 m
Maximum elevation (absolute): 155,750 m
Maximum number of students: 430
School-laboratory Novy Vzglyad (New Look) for 430 students will be built on the territory of the multifunctional residential complex Garden Quarters. The Garden Quarters project began at the end of 2006 with the organization of a closed international competition for the development of the territory of the former Kauchuk plant, as a result of which Sergey Skuratov Architects became the winner of the competition and the general designer of the quarter.
The composition of the complex forms around the rectangular central square with a pond, uniting the four closed residential quarters with own courtyards, playgrounds and sports grounds. Unlike closed courtyards, the central square of Garden Quarters and the lower floors of the buildings surrounding it are given to urban infrastructure facilities and make up an open, public space.
It is in this open central space that the school building emerges — the only public building in the Garden Quarter complex. The school was initially assigned one of the main roles in the ensemble composition. That is why it differs in significance and architectural solutions from all other buildings, its appearance, starting with the first versions of the project, is distinguished by a combination of transparent lightness and energy directed towards the future.