This six storey luxury residential building is located along the historical Moika river embankment in the centre of St. Petersburg, facing New Holland Island, and visually linked to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the famous Mariinsky Theatre. The project comprises of twenty high-end apartments varying in size, including two large luxurious penthouses with roof terraces overlooking the city centre. An underground parking garage provides for 42 parking places for the residents.
The building blends in with the unique architectural qualities of the historic centre of St. Petersburg. The design of the façade is an interpretation of the classic façade principles found along the Moika river embankment: a regular aperture pattern, an accentuated plinth and roofline, and decorative framing of window openings.
The façade consists of two separate layers: a plastered inner layer with a regular pattern of openings, gradually changing size to open up wide at the rounded corners, and an outer layer consisting of stone-clad horizontals, verticals, and diagonals in an irregular pattern. The juxtaposition of these two layers creates a façade which is both contemporary and contextual.
This residential building for the riverbank in St. Petersburg by Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has been approved for construction.