«The atrium, situated nearby the main entrance, is the keystone of the design concept. It unites the nine floors of the office center. On each floor there are galleries opening into the atrium; they are strung, as it were, on the frame which makes out the vertical of the panoramic elevator. The atrium with the elevator going up and down and the cars, placed on the first and second floors, are well visible from the street.
The interior design of the Mercedes-Benz Plaza pursues the high-tech theme: triumphant engineering thought, well-honed detail, state-of-the-art efficient materials and perfect workmanship. A silver-gray range of colors dominates the interior decoration (floor covering, furniture) as well as the façades, but, with due consideration of the Russian climate, the wall and ceiling surfaces are designed in lighter tones».
«Kachestvennaya Arkhitektura 2006» /«High Quality Architecture 2006» A special issue of the magazine Tekhnologii stroitel’stva /Construction Methods
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.