Agency for Strategic Development CENTER as part of the consortium with Planet 9 Architectural Office and ABCdesign has won the Moscow Region Contest of Community Center Space Design Projects.
One of the main objectives set to the contest was to elaborate new conceptual proposals for modernization of community centers in Moscow region, taking into account the existing planning structure of buildings and modern technologies. The participants were to create the best concept of modernization of community centers, including identity proposals and sketch designs as exemplified by three pilot establishments, i.e. Oktyabr Community Center in Elektrostal, Pravdinsky Community Center in Pushkino district, and Na Ploshchadi Pushkina Community Center in Orekhovo-Zuevo. Such conceptual solutions were to imply a possibility of future reproduction thereof. Thus, a single modernizations standard was to apply to all community centers of Moscow region.
The contest applications were submitted by 33 companies characterized by a high status and vast experience, laureates of the all-Russian and international competitions. It is out of them that three finalists were selected within a two-stage process, then one winner was determined.
Nevertheless, the identity of the buildings belonging to the 1950–60s and spacious characteristics of location thereof as part of the general ensemble can be integrated into the general concept. Cooperation with such surrounding facilities as the furniture plant and Orekhovo-Zuevo Local History Museum, textile plant in Pravdinsky, regional engineering college in Elektrostal will allow developing centers according to the network structural model.
Design projects will be implemented on three pilot sites. In 2018, these design projects will serve as a basis for development of design specifications and estimates, and in 2019–2020 – for subsequent overhauling. After the winning projects are implemented in three pilot community centers, it is planned that they will be applied in 920 other community centers all over Moscow region.