'This is going to be a unique project, in terms of its architectural and engineering solutions. The building is actively included into the urban silhouette from every angle: from the waterfront of the city pond, from the 1905 Square, and from the Yekaterinburg-City area. That is why we originally aspired for an image that would be perceived dynamically from different sides, so that the building would continuously show different faces in the panoramic view. Its architecture relies on a complex silhouette formed by a large number of protruding summer quarters, terraces and balconies, the outline of which changes dynamically from one façade to the other', Timur Abdullaev, the bureau's founder, told Znak.com.
The architects worked through several versions of the project but settled on the one that creates a colorful image, on the one hand, and is functional, on the other. 'When we talk about a residential building, it is not always appropriate to use overcomplicated or kitsch architectural techniques that are in conflict with the functional use of the building. Undoubtedly, an architectural solution is important in terms of composition, but quite often it is functionality that makes an architectural idea feasible. One of the most important tasks of an architect is making the right choice of expressive means, depending on the project he or she is working on', Timur Abdullaev points out.