Moika Krukov by Erick van Egeraat


Moika Krukov by Erick van Egeraat

This residential building for the riverbank in St. Petersburg by Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has been approved for construction.

Moika Krukov by Erick van Egeraat

Called Moika Krukov, the six-storey building will have stone horizontal, vertical and diagonal bars criss-crossing in front of the plaster facade.

Moika Krukov by Erick van Egeraat

The windows in this plaster layer will increase in size towards the building's rounded corners.

Moika Krukov by Erick van Egeraat

The block will contain twenty apartments of varying size and completion is due for 2011.

Here are some more details from Erick van Egeraat:

St. Petersburg approves high end residential project by Erick van Egeraat

The urban planning council of St. Petersburg Russia, approved Erick van Egeraat’s concept design for Moika Krukov. Moika Krukov is a six storey elite residential building located along the historical Moika river embankment in the centre of St. Petersburg. It faces the New Holland Island, and has visual links to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the famous Mariinsky theatre. The client, a leading St.Petersburg developer, aspires a high class building with high standards regarding architecture.

The project comprises of twenty high-end apartments varying in size, including two large luxurious penthouses with roof terraces overlooking the city centre. An underground parking garage provides for 42 parking places for the residents.

“The building blends in with the unique architectural qualities of the historic centre of St. Petersburg”, Erick van Egeraat says. “The design of the façade is an interpretation of the classic façade principles found here along the Moika river embankment. It is a regular aperture pattern, an accentuated plinth and roofline and decorative framing of window openings and entries”.

The façade consists of two separate layers: a plastered inner layer with a regular pattern of openings, gradually changing size to open up wide at the rounded corners and an outer layer which consists of stone-clad horizontals, verticals, and diagonals in an irregular pattern. The juxtaposition of these two layers creates a façade which is both contemporary and contextual.

The building is scheduled for completion in 2011.

See also:


VTB Arena Park by
Erick van Egeraat
Budapest City Hall by
Erick van Egeraat
Grave City Hall by
Erick van Egeraat

Posted on Tuesday August 24th 2010 at 5:00 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Both Egeraat and St. Petersburg (that's for sure) deserve better. I doubt it will be ever built there… (preliminary approval for the concept – means nothing, just PR probably)

  • Kate

    more good for Saint Peterburg than bad

    • If you say so, Erick :)

  • tsktsk

    Looks refreshing, would like to see plans though.

  • edward

    It’s contextual alright, but not enough information on the facade to say more.

  • Overall interesting design but hope that there is function behind the flourishes on the unique exterior.

  • w

    What does it replace?

  • victor

    It would replace a real eyesore, a smallish, late-Soviet dormitory-style building. The design seems to represent the explosion and deformation of this previous building in various directions. Eyesore re-loaded, more or less. But unless they're willing to pay lots of bribes, it will never be built. And that area of town is a real dump, Mariinsky or no Mariinsky.