The Bolshevik Factory on Leningradsky Prospect in central Moscow is one of the city's most significant examples of pre and post Soviet industrial heritage. This development completed in 2016 by John McAslan + Partners for O1 Properties creates 60,000 sqm of business accommodation located within repaired and refurbished listed historic buildings, creating a unique business quarter for Moscow.
Founded in 1855, the existing buildings and estate reflect the French influence of Adolf Sioux, the factory's original founder, who established these grandiose premises to manufacture high quality confectionary. In 1884 the Bolshevik Factory was the first building in Moscow to boast electric lighting. The historic building's continuous and consistent use has ensured its enduring architectural presence in the city, making the factory one of Moscow's great industrial landmarks.
In addition to the series of historic buildings within the complex, notably the principal wing with its entrance onto Leningradsky Prospect, the development also comprises new-build elements including the comprehensive refurbishment of a functional building dating from the post-war period and a dramatic covered atrium - an internal 'street' providing connections through 1.5 ha of publically accessible gardens that are also the location of the new Museum of Russian Impressionism designed by the practice which opened in July 2016.
It has been announced that the Bolshevik Factory has won an International Property Award in the redevelopment, commercial renovation category!
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