Design — 2006
Realization — 2007
The larger part of the construction is represented by the accessible roof over the historic building — the warehouses of Smirnov, the famous alcoholic drinks manufacturer. The pedestrian zone consists of three parts.
The segment, starting from the bridge to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and to the reconstructed single–storey historic building constitutes a two–level junction of squares, allowing to organize a passage from the bridge to the pedestrian zone. The reinforced concrete 4 meter–high box structure allows to arrange a panoramic exhibition hall with the area of 1,130 m² in the under–square space.
The next part of the pedestrian zone is arranged as the accessible roof of the reconstructed historic building surrounded by the glassed passages.
The lower part of the pedestrian zone situated under the platform, comprises the two–storey museum and exhibition center with the area of 3,000 m².
The segment of flyover and the bridge across the Obvodnoy Canal complete the zone.
The design of the platform, flyover and bridge construction provided for the demolishing of railway substation structures, erection of the escalator hall and technical premises, arrangement of approach ramps, facing and pavement of the pedestrian part, installation of elevators and escalators, improvement of the adjacent territory.