Kosmos

Reconstruction project for a legendary Soviet hotel

1. Public buildings

Concepts

2019

The Cosmos Hotel is located in a place that represents an accumulation of heroic architectural forms: The Monument to the Conquerors of Space, the giant Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, the colored poles of the Tricolor residential complex and the rocket of the Ostankino TV tower.

The crescent form of the hotel was originally intended to correspond to the crescent of VDNKh’s main entrance and be situated on the same axis, but in the end it was shifted to the side. The reconstruction project involves replacing outdated facade materials and further develops the super-form of Cosmos, closing the crescent into a semicircular composition, crowned with the disc of a panoramic restaurant.