JERDE - Designed 2 Million SF “Kashirskaya Plaza” Opens in Moscow

Dec 04, 2018

Retail center is one of Moscow’s largest recent projects to be completed 

LOS ANGELES, Calif: Dec 4, 2018 —JERDE, an iconic and internationally renowned architecture and urban planning firm headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, celebrated the grand opening of Kashirskaya Plaza, a 2 million square foot retail center in Moscow, Russia, designed by JERDE and developed by Enka.

Kashirskaya Plaza is one of the largest real estate projects to come online in Moscow in 2018 and provides the City with a fresh, modern community hub. The project aims to extend the urban vibrancy of Moscow and to serve as a public destination that will help spur development in the surrounding community.   

 Kashirskaya Plaza features a multitude of public amenities, conveniently blending retail, fitness, cinema, entertainment, food & beverage, and a supermarket. The result is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood destination that celebrates its existing natural surroundings, including an adjacent public park.

Organic elements are drawn into the project to create a place of comfort and leisure, locally inspired and linked to its environment. 

 “Architecturally, we created rhythmic openings in the façade that provide views into the project. They not only invite people into the space, but they also help break down the scale of the project to make it more compatible with the existing neighborhood,” said JERDE Design Principal Danny Ha, the lead architect for Kashirskaya Plaza.

 Connections to the natural world are also seen throughout the interior of the project. Four main atriums are designed thematically to link with the natural elements of water, air, fire, and earth.

 JERDE previously worked with ENKA on the successful live-work-play destination Kuntsevo Plaza, which opened in Moscow in 2015. The firm has designed mixed-use and retail destinations throughout Asia including Langham Place in Hong Kong, Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, and D-Cube City in Seoul.  Domestically, JERDE has designed well known sites such as Bellagio in Las Vegas, Pacific City in Huntington Beach, as well as the makeovers of the world famous Santa Monica Place and Fashion Island Malls.

 “Kashirskaya Plaza will not only be an important amenity of retail and entertainment for the neighborhood, but we think that it will prove to be a true economic and social catalyst for the region,” said Ha. “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished and look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Enka.”