Friday, 27 November 2020

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Address:  Manezhnaya Square, Moscow

Design — 2004
Realization — 2005

Absolute Winner of the «Best project of 2005 realized in the field of investments and construction» Competition.

The city of Moscow Award in the field of literature and art.


On March 14, 2004 the fire damaged the federal architectural and historic monument — the unique building of the Moscow Manege. On March 19, 2004 the Public Council under the Mayor of Moscow considered and approved the proposed concept of the Manege Central Exhibition Hall restoration. It allowed to work out design specifications and estimates and to begin the construction works in the shortest time possible.

The design of the Manege Central Exhibition Hall restoration and updating provided for recreation of the historic glued timber trusses constructed by the engineer A. Betancourt and lost during the fire, performed according to previously executed measurement; opening the trusses for demonstration to the visitors, recreation of the historic image of the roof, restoration of the facades and interiors; and updating of the historic monument, including structuring of the underground space and arrangement of additional exhibition premises, technical and utility services which are to ensure the functioning of the modern exhibition complex; the main space is to include two mezzanine floors in order to accommodate the entrance lobby, administrative premises, conference hall and cafe.

The ceremonial opening of the Manege Central Exhibition Hall reconstructed after the fire took place on April 18, 2005.

Technical and economic performance:

  • Building area — 9 106 m²
  • Total area of the building — 20 484 m², including:
    • Above–ground block — 10 418 m²
    • Under–ground block — 10 066 m²
  • Total structural volume — 194 010 m³
Object category: Objects of social sphere