Tradition and Modernity of “Mikhailovskaya Dacha” in open lecture of leading architecture of the project Nikita Yavein

On the 14th of November 2016 in suburban campus “Mikhailovskaya Dacha” was held open lecture of Nikita Yavein, who is the head of  Architectural Bureau "Studio 44" and author of the "Mikhailovskaya Dacha" project.


Known architect talked about the process of preparation and implementation of reconstruction project of suburban campus for modern business school. The aim of the project was to create a complete educational complex, with everything necessary for a successful educational process, comfortable work and study. Global construction was carried out for 10 years, and since 2015 classes for bachelors has held there. 


Architects and builders managed to combine tradition and modernity: to retain the traditional appearance of the historic building, which was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, to recreate the cast-iron columns, and even to choose the color of the interior walls in the compliance with the color of the XIX century, and at the same time provide innovative architectural solutions inside the building, equipping classrooms, libraries and halls. Special attention was given to architecture of the conference room, which in fact is below ground level, and the outside it looks like a dome of the landed flying saucer.

Student Club, which is the dining room now, is also interesting for its architecture. The club has a structure of mathematically correct “snail” or “shell”, twisted in a spiral. Tall windows fill the building with light and air. In general, a large number of windows, light and transparent surfaces are important details of interior decoration of the whole complex.


Teachers, students and guests listened lecturer with and then went on improvised excursion around the academic building and walked on snow-covered territory of “Mikhailovskaya Dacha” to perceive the architecture visually. 





Традиции и современность «Михайловской дачи»: открытая лекция главного архитектора проекта Никиты Явейна