Sberbank Technopark Receives Planning Permission

Moscow, Russia – Sberbank Technopark at the Skolkovo Innovation Centre in Moscow has been awarded planning permission, receiving the ‘State Expertise’ certification from the city’s planning authority for its innovative design that includes large communal spaces, atria and cantilevered facades.

Enabling works have now begun on the Sberbank Technopark site, with shortlisted contractors soon to be invited to tender for the project’s construction.

Established in 1841, Sberbank is the market leader of the Russian banking and economic circulatory system. At the forefront of process innovations and social responsibility, over 70% of Russia’s population rely on Sberbank’s services.

The 262,000 square metre Sberbank Technopark will become the bank’s cradle of IT innovations, accommodating 17,000 people working in Sberbank’s information technology and marketing departments.

“These are the people who will be responsible for all the bank’s ‘substance’ – its technical content, its brains,” explains Sberbank President German Gref.

Home to the bank’s divisions that develop, implement and ensure the operation of process solutions and breakthrough technologies, Sberbank Technopark’s design evolved from detailed analysis of the varied work processes and arrangements within the bank’s technology and marketing departments.

Technopark’s design will encourage teams to collaborate and pilot innovations that deliver inventive, high-quality solutions and applications.

Christos Passas, project director at Zaha Hadid Architects, said: “We are delighted to have received planning permission for this ambitious project.

“The necessity to innovate and collaborate within the workplace environment is fundamental to Sberbank’s operations,” continued Passas. “Technopark’s design reconfigures working relationships by adopting a holistic approach to create an inter-connected, multi-functional workplace ecology driven by the bank’s requirements for enhanced communication, interaction and diversification that promotes creativity and engagement.”

Considered to be Russia’s Silicon Valley, Skolkovo is Moscow’s new centre for the laboratories and campuses of Russia’s fast developing IT, biomedical, energy, nuclear and space innovations.

Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher and Christos Passas
ZHA Design Director: Christos Passas

ZHA Competition Team
ZHA Project Architects: 
Eider Fernandez and Veronika Ilinskaya

ZHA Lead Designers: Chrysi Fradellou, Spyridon Kaprinis, Bruno Pereira, Melhem Sfeir
ZHA Design Team: Ben Kikkawa, Faten El Meri, Sergey Krupin, Emily Rohrer, Nicos Yiatros, Reza Esmaeeli
ZHA Workspace Analysis: Uli Blum
ZHA Schematic and Design Development Team
ZHA Project Directors: Christos Passas, Manuela Gatto
ZHA Project Associates: Garin O’ Aivazian, Kutbuddin Nadiadi, Lydia Kim, Eider Fernandez-Eibar, Dimtiris Kolonis
ZHA Lead Designers: Kwanphil Cho, Seungho Yeo, Melhem Sfeir
ZHA Facade Design Leads: Mei Ling Lin, Massimo Napoleoni, Duo Chen
ZHA Planning Leads: Mu Ren, Sattor Jabbor, Leonid Krykhtin, Ben Kikkawa, Bechara Malkoun, Nicholette Chan, Alicia Hidalgo, Christina Christodoulidou, Maria Touloupou, Maria- Eleni Bali, Nessma Al Ghoussein
ZHA Scripting design: Jose Pareja-Gomez, Melhem Sfeir, Duo Chen
ZHA BIM Specialists: Eckart Schwerdtfeger, Valeria Perco, Maria Avrami, Maria Chaparro, Mauro Sabiu
ZHA Interpretation and Translations: Liudmila Harrison-Jones
ZHA Project Admin: Nastasija Hahonina
Consultants (Competition Stage)
Structural Engineering: AKTII, London; Daniel Bosia (Design Director)

Environmental/ MEP Engineering: A10, London; Meredith Davey (Director),
Cost Consultant RLB International; Mark Weaver, Gary Danks, Andrew Blythe
Consultants (Schematic and Design Development Stage)
Local Architects: A-projects/KROST Construction, Moscow; Denis Kapralov (General Director) Maxim Blinstein, Philip Simonov (Project Managers) Ekaterina Kuraeva (Arch), Marina Zacharova, Artemy Biktimirov (MEP), Iliya Kozlov, Ivan Labin (Structure) Natalya Bobrovskaya, Anthony Evseev
Structural Engineers: AKTII, London; Daniel Bosia (Design Director),  Ricardo Candel (Technical Director), Christos Digkas (Project Associate), Alex Grigoruk,

Environmental, LEED and MEP Design: A10, London; Meredith Davey (Design Director), Piers Watts-Jones (Technical Director), Rodney Barrett, Scott Hall, (Fire Design), Volkan Doda, Younha Rhee (LEED)
Façade Engineering: EOC, London; Damian Rogan (Director), Raphael Petit and Simon Pierce (Associates)
Lighting Design: OVI, New York;
Enrique Peininger and Jean Sundin (Principal), Rachel Barrow, Markus Fuerderer
Cost Consultants: RLB, London/Moscow; Mark Weaver, Gary Danks, Andrew Blythe
Acoustic Design: KP Acoustics, London; Kyriakos Papanayiotou (Director)
Catering Consultants: Tricon, London;
Gary Thomson (Design Director)
Traffic Consultants: Tyrens, London


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