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post updated 13 May 2023

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of contemporary Russian Architecture. We aim to include high quality Russian buildings.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and building competitions across Russia. The focus is on contemporary Russian buildings but information on traditional buildings in Russia is also welcome.

We have 3 pages of Russian Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

Russian Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Russian Buildings : A-J

Russian Building Developments : K-Z

Russian Architecture News

Russia Architectural News arranged chronologically:

18 Aug 2021
Ferrum 1 business centre, Polustrovo, Saint Petersburg
Architect: Tchoban Voss Architekten
Polustrovo Commercial Property by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
photo : Ilya Ivanov
Ferrum 1 St Petersburg Offices
The first building in Russia constructed with Corten steel. This office building stands on the historic site of the former Rossiya factory in St Petersburg’s Polustrovo district. Situated on the right bank of the Neva opposite the Smolny Cathedral.

25 May 2021
The Lakhta Center II
The Lakhta Center II, St Petersburg Skyscraper

10 Jun 2014
Constructivism in Yekaterinburg

The first video tour in English about monuments of Constructivism in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Duration: 7:45 minutes.)
“Today, Constructivism – the Constructivist style in architecture – is a brand of Russia. Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk in the Soviet era) is one of the world’s largest exhibits of Constructivism. We want people all over the globe to know more about the architectural heritage of the 20th century.
This short film was created with the help of crowdfunding (84 donors.) The video in Russian is published on the internet and more than 30,000 viewers have seen it. Media reach through TV channels is more than 1,5 million people all across the Urals.
Company ULC-Russia, the initiator of the project in English, group PODELNIKI, and the internet video channel Roomple are planning to make five more episodes in English about 15 Constructivist monuments of Yekaterinburg.”

St Petersburg Architecture Tours
St Petersburg Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect

24 Sep 2013
Mandarin Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, south west Russia
Architects: The Jerde Partnership
Mandarin Sochi Russian Architecture
photo from architects practice
Mandarin Sochi
Modern beachfront retail, dining, entertainment center completed, and will provide year-round attraction for Sochi. Designed by international architecture and urban design firm, The Jerde Partnership, on behalf of Expo LLC, Mandarin is the first and only outdoor lifestyle entertainment center in Russia.

23 Jul 2013
Ice Cube Curling Centre Sochi, southern Russia building news
The construction of an Olympic sports facility in Sochi
Ice Cube Curling Centre Sochi Russia
photo by SC Olympstroy, all rights reserved
Ice Cube Curling Centre Sochi
The construction of winter sports facilities is always a significant challenge for building engineers as there are so many intricacies to consider, such as the need for multilevel ventilation. Much depends on how well services such as mechanical ventilation and air conditioning are performing, in terms of both the comfort and well-being of athletes and fans – and the condition of the ice and of the building itself.

16 Jul 2013
Secret Gardens, Belgorod, south west Russia
Design: de Architekten Cie.
Secret Gardens of Belgorod Russian Architecture
image from architect studio
Secret Gardens Belgorod
The urban plan for the “Quiet Downtown” Belgorod puts together the best ingredients of the living atmospheres of world class cities to create a new mix unique to Belgorod: Green alleyways and brick buildings of New York and Amsterdam, monumental ensembles with intimate courtyards and green gardens of Paris and Vienna, and premium class housing with key-controlled gardens of London and Zurich.

8 Jul 2013
Eco-Polis, Odintsovo, Moscow Oblas, western Russia
Design: de Architekten Cie.
Eco-Polis Odintsovo Russian Architecture
image from architect firm
A new highway on the north side of Odintsovo and a new railway station for a high speed rail line, which eventually will link an innovation center ´Skolkovo´ with the proposed international financial centre in Rublevo-Archangelskoe, will additionally strengthened Odintsovo as a desirable location for living, working and education.

24 Jun 2013
LeontievskyMys, St Petersburg
Design: Philippe Starck
LeontievskyMys St Building Russian Architecture
image © yoo
LeontievskyMys St Petersburg
The debut residential project for yoo, the internationally renowned property design firm is launched in St. Petersburg, under the yoo Inspired by Starck brand. The new 399 unit residential complex is set on Petrogradskaya with sweeping views across the Gulf of Finland. LeontievskyMys is apparently the “first design-led, international-standard luxury housing in St Petersburg”.

26 Apr 2013
Zaryadye Park Architecture Competition, Moscow
New Architectural Contest
Zaryadye Park Architecture Competition
image from Zaryadye Park Competition
Zaryadye Park Moscow
Zaryadye is a unique historic district in downtown Moscow, on the bank of Moskva river, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Kremlin and the Red Square. After the demolition of Hotel Russia, the site has remained abandoned for over 6 years. Vladimir Putin proposes to turn this 130 000 sqm area into a multi-functional public park.

29 Mar 2013
Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre
Design: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas architects + Speech
Moscow Polytechnic Museum Building
image from architect
Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas + Speech have won the prestigious international competition for the design of the “Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre” in Moscow which should be realized by 2017. After the historic season of Italian architects, centuries later, an Italian architect returns to realize an important public work in Moscow.

4 Mar 2013
Belgorod City Centre Architecture Competition
Belgorod City Centre Design Competition
image from organisers
Belgorod City Centre Architecture Competition
Open international competition for the design of an urban block in the centre of the city of Belgorod, Russia

30 Jan 2013
Kuntsevo Plaza, Moscow, western Russia
The Jerde Partnership
Kuntsevo Plaza Moscow
image from architect
Kuntsevo Plaza Development Russia
This building development – a vibrant new live, work, shopping and entertainment village occupying a full city block – aims to deliver a modern “community gathering place”. The pedestrian-oriented center is made up of “geometric buildings” and topped with terraces and undulating glass features.

19 Dec 2012
Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Diamond Schmitt Architects
Mariinsky Theatre
image from architect
Mariinsky Theatre Russia
Major new Russian building due to open in May 2013, designed by Canadian architects

10 Dec 2012
Rostov Stadium, Rostov-on-don, southern Russia
Rostov Stadium Russia
image from architect
Rostov Stadium
Populous, architects of the London 2012 Olympic stadium, Sochi 2014 Olympic stadium and Soccer City 2010 World Cup stadium, have been selected as designers of the new Rostov Stadium. This will be the fourth stadium that Populous has designed in Russia to be used for the 2018 World Cup, together with Kazan, Saransk, Sochi.

28 Jun 2012
Moscow Agglomeration Masterplan
McAdam Architects
image from architects
McAdam Architects
Shortlisted for Moscow Agglomeration master plan strategy – Russia development news

1 Feb 2012
Kiev Islands Design Competition
Architecture Contest News
Kiev Islands Contest
image from Citizenstudio
Kiev Islands Competition
Entry by Citizenstudio – wins 2nd Prize
Winners announced on 1 Feb at a press conference in Kiev

Russian Building – Recent Designs

31 Oct 2011
Domodedovo Airport, Moscow
RMJM Architects
Domodedovo Airport
picture from architects office
Domodedovo Airport
RMJM awarded Segment 3 of Domodedovo Airport’s United Terminal. The RMJM European studio has been awarded the contract to design Segment 3 of the United Terminal of Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia. Construction is expected to be complete in 2017.

6 Jul 2011
Tsvetnoy Central Market, Moscow
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Tsvetnoy Moscow Store
photograph : Chris Gascoigne
Tsvetnoy Central Market

29 Mar 2011
Barvikha Village House
Mossine & Partners
Barvikha House
photo : Alexey Naroditskiy
Barvikha Village House

15 Feb 2011
Russian Architecture Competition
Pushkinsky Moscow Cinema
picture from DuPont
Pushkinsky Cinema Hall

Russian Architects

Russian Office Buildings : key designs

Russian Architecture

Major Architecture developments in Russia, alphabetical:

Aeroflot Offices Moscow
Vladimir Plotkin architect
Aeroflot Office
photograph : Alexey Naroditskiy
Aeroflot Offices Russia

City Palace Tower, Moscow
RMJM Architects
Russian building
image from architects
City Palace Tower Moscow

Crystal Island Moscow
Foster + Partners
Russian skyscraper
image : Foster + Partners
Crystal Island Tower

Dance Palace, Saint Petersbourg
Dance Palace Russia
picture : UNStudio
Dance Palace St Petersburg

Dynamo Stadium, Moscow
2018 FIFA World Cup Venue – new images
Dynamo Stadium Moscow
image © (Designed by) Erick van Egeraat
Dynamo Stadium

Gazprom HQ, St. Petersburg
RMJM Architects
Russian tower
picture : courtesy of RMJM ©
St. Petersburg Architecture

Khanty Mansiysk Building, Ural, Siberia
Foster + Partners
Khanty Mansiysk Siberia
image : Foster + Partners
Khanty Mansiysk Siberia

Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo
Adjaye Associates
Moscow School of Management
photograph : Alexey Naroditskiy
Moscow School of Management

New Holland Island, St Petersburg
Foster + Partners
New Holland Island
image : Foster + Partners
New Holland Island

Nizhny Novgorod Sports complex
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Nizhny Novgorod Sports complex
image from Caro
Nizhny Novgorod Sports complex

Project Orange, Moscow
Foster + Partners
Project Orange
picture : Foster + Partners
Project Orange Moscow

Russia Tower, Moscow
Foster + Partners
Russia Tower
image : Foster + Partners
Russia Tower

St Petersburg Airport
Russian Airport
picture from architects
St Petersburg Airport Architecture competition win

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Location: Russia

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Hermitage 2014 Masterplan, St Petersburg
Hermitage Museum Masterplan

World Mammoth and Permafrost Museum, Yakutsk, Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia
Leeser Architecture
Yakutsk museum building

Moscow Architecture

Berthold Lubetkin – Russian architect, founder of Tecton in 1932

Perm Museum Competition
Russian Architecture Competition
picture from organisers
Perm Museum Russian Architecture Competition

St. Petersburg Architecture

Russian Cinema Building

Vladivostok, Russia : New RMJM Office

Moscow Architecture Exhibition – Architectural Biennale : Sketches for the Future

Buildings / photos for the Russian BuildingsArchitectural Design in Russia page welcome