MVRDV’s RED7 project—the firm’s first building in Russia—has been officially launched in Moscow, with sales of the building’s 289 apartments beginning now and new visualizations released of the proposed design.
Inspired by its neighbouring constructivist buildings, RED7 (which was previously known as The Silhouette) will act as a symbolic gateway into the city centre of Moscow. With its corner plot and height of 78 metres, the building’s apartments will receive remarkable views of Moscow’s skyline; over 60% of the apartments have commanding views over the city, and over 20% make the most of their position with external terraces.
The 289 apartments range from 27 to 253 square meters in size, and also benefit from the building’s variety of facilities—including a two-floor fitness centre with a swimming pool, a sky lounge with a large outside terrace, children’s play room, co-working space, rentable party space, a cinema, a shopping area, a supermarket, and parking for up to 284 cars.
The building’s exterior will be finished in specially customized red bricks, a reference to the constructivist heritage nearby which also emphasises the project’s warm and welcoming nature. Inside, the interiors will be completed by a variety of interior designers, including two Dutch offices, Sabine Marcelis and i29 interior architects, and a Russian office, Oleg Klodt.
MVRDV won the competition to design RED7 for client GK Osnova in December 2017 and the project was accepted by the architectural committee of Moscow in the summer of 2018. Construction on the building will begin at the end of this month, with completion planned for 2022.