Yuliy Borisov, the chief architect, the cofounder of UNK project, took part in conference "The High World. Moscow City. Development prospects". Within performance the expert submitted the project of the 2nd turn of the business complex “Empire” as a part of "Moscow City".
Participants of conference discussed the actual problems connected with implementation of the project of the business complex Moscow City and also modern methods of planning and development of city areas with building of the raised number of floors. Experts agreed in opinion that in the course of MIBC’s project embodiment the initial idea underwent considerable changes. During long process of realization owners of sites as well as their projects changed: there were new towers, public spaces were retrieved.
However projects with well-planned public spaces with more simple and less glass forms appeared from new town-planning approach. The 2nd turn of the business center the "Empire"
designed by UNK project became one of such examples. The project, in fact, isn't the typical high-rise building of City. Its top mark is reached at the level of 63 meters. However at the expense of the concept and an arrangement on the first line of the embankment is the new important Moscow City element.
Key features of the new IFC is the pedestrian street passing cater through blocks of the building from the embankment towards the Central Kernel of MIBC and also bulks of the unusual, triangular form allowing to make compact and convenient "cutting" of the areas for offices of the small companies seeking to be placed in the Moscow City complex.
According to Yuliy Borisov, "Moscow City" is a place which has to attract people with a high intelligence who definitely won't want to work in the uncomfortable environment even for very high fees. The new town-planning policy dictates new priorities in development of public infrastructure – first of all, it is openness and friendliness to inhabitants". For this reason in the project of the 2nd turn of the business complex Empire the special attention is paid to improvement of public zones and the organization of internal space.