Rostec-City Business Park Won the Grand Prix at the International Property Awards 2020
The new Rostec-City business park, built in the north-west of Moscow by the developer ASTERUS, won the highest award during the Grand Final, the final stage of the most prestigious International Property Awards in the Best International office development 2020 nomination.
At the same time, Rostec-City was recognized as the best office project in Europe in two nominations — Best Office Development Europe and Best Office Architecture Europe. Earlier in the regional qualifying round of the award, the business park already won the title of the best office project in Russia and now the title has been awarded at the world level. The results of the International Property Awards were announced on February 5 2021 in a new online format.
In his video congratulation to the winners, the founder and President of the International Property Awards, Stuart Shield, emphasized: «For over 25 years we have been identifying and honoring the best companies in the fields of architecture, interior design, development and real estate sales. Today, we are a truly global competition with thousands of entries from hundreds of countries and all corners of the world, carefully evaluated by a team of expert judges to determine those who meet the high standards of the award. I would like to congratulate each company that has received the award as a testament to their hard work and dedication, and I hope this will lead you to even greater business success in the future. »
Rostec-City is the largest class A business park in Russia with a total area of 262 thousand square meters, built as part of a large-scale complex development project on a 65 hectare site in the Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo area in Moscow; it is being managed by the development company ASTERUS (making part of Vi Holding group of companies). The architect of the business park project is a leading international design company Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the authors of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai and more than 10 thousand other projects of various scales in more than 50 countries. The financing of the multifunctional development project in Tushino is carried out at the expense of the investment portfolio of an international consortium of investors attracted by the Vi Holding group of companies; this portfolio includes state sovereign funds of some countries, including Russia (Russian Direct Investment Fund), China (Russian-Chinese Investment Fund, created RDIF and China Investment Corporation), United Arab Emirates (Mubadala), Saudi Arabia (PIF), Bahrain (Mumtalakat), Kuwait (KIA), as well as a syndicate of Russian banks (Sberbank, VTB) and the investment and industrial group Vi Holding itself.
The author’s architecture of the business park represents 13 modern office buildings united by a pedestrian campus, free from car access, forming a human-scale environment and a high level of user services. Along the perimeter of the campus there are 12 buildings of varying number of floors — from 4 to 10 — with convenient access to the underground parking and lobby from both sides of each building; pedestrian galleries on the first floors of the buildings create atriums for easy movement along the street in rainy weather and provide comfortable access to shopping premises (retail).
All buildings have well-thought-out effective layouts with the ability to embody the latest trends in interior design and organization of workspaces due to the compact placement of all technical functions in the core of the buildings, leaving open-plan spaces along the windows to accommodate workstations and meeting rooms. An effective H-shape of most buildings allows the maximum amount of natural light to penetrate. The architectural dominant of the complex is a 21-storey tower with panoramic glazing and views of the Moskva River from three sides. An Expocentre with an area of 4 thousand square meters adjoins the tower building for holding exhibitions and business events of the international level for all tenant companies of the business park.
Together with a well-developed infrastructure, including an underground parking with convenient entrances from the external roads, commercial areas for cafes, restaurants, shops and services, the campus territory has well-thought-out landscaping with pedestrian alleys, «green meeting rooms», verandas for restaurants and a central square in front of the Expocentre with water surface and landscaping. All this forms a timeless architecture and a business district that meets the modern challenges of class A office real estate.
The buildings and campus of the high-tech Rostec-City business park were implemented with the involvement of leading Russian and foreign design and construction companies in accordance with modern principles of sustainable development. The business park was designed and built using BIM-modeling technologies, and its high environmental efficiency is confirmed by the BREEAM certification, Excellent level. Built in 2.5 years, Rostec-City is a modern and safe office complex that meets all international standards, an example of the landmark achievements of Russian development on the world stage.