ADDRESS 7, ul. Myaskovskogo (B. Afanasyevsky per.)
One of the first ABD projects implemented in a new manner for the post-Soviet Russia—in cooperation with an American developer, a client and a new Russian bank. A small X1X-th century building (XY111-th century cellars) was adapted for ABC News studio in Moscow. The historic building’s main walls were preserved; the cellar for the filming studio was deepened. A staircase was hidden within a closed space to make a connection with the old building utilizing an element stained glass as the only new architectural element. The staircase lit from above is the only communication structure between four working levels.
The plot area of about 500 hectares proposed for the EXPO is located in the western part of the city on the picturesque shore of the Upper Iset pond, 3 km from the center of Ekaterinburg and close to the border that separates the European and Asian parts of Russia.