Norfolk architect Lambert Scott & Innes has been appointed to design what will be the first Western-style underground shopping centre in Russia.
The project was commissioned by the mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, after he saw Norwich’s Castle Mall. This was designed by LSI, with lighting by Equation Lighting Design and an identity by Newell and Sorrell (DW 14 February 1992).
LSI will work in collaboration with the Russian architect Mosproekt 2 on the 27 800m2 centre in Moscow’s Red Square, which will feature shops, restaurants and car parking.
The lighting and identity consultants for the project have not yet been selected, according to LSI project architect coordinator Bob McKee. Building work on the centre is expected to be completed by mid to late 1997.