After winning the competition to design Nike’s new landmark sports park located in Moscow’s Gorky Park, KOSMOS architects and Nike have just unveiled what they call the “Nike Box MSK.”
The sports center sits on a 4,685-square-meter site in Gorky Park that includes an outdoor football court inspired by the traditional Russian korobka. The courtyard cages are where a lot of Russia’s great footballers got their start.
In addition to the korobka (street football court), the center boasts a basketball court, running club hub, indoor training facility, and supplemental facilities.
The goal of the project was to envision a “unique architectural object” integrated into the surrounding park environment, thus creating a landmark hub for sport and physical activity for Russia. Core principles for the project included functionality, sustainability, local identity and flexibility, and integration of main program pieces.
The design is based on the idea of a Nike Air Box, a rational rectangular shape with each of the building’s four sides having differing functionality and forms.
“The park has always been a magnet for sport and cultural expression and this is something we have actively tried to encourage,” says Marina Lylchuk, Director of Gorky Park. “We were happy to work with Nike to create this fantastic new facility for the people of Moscow. It’s a welcome addition to Gorky Park and we are sure it will prove hugely popular.”
You can scroll through the gallery above to get a first look at the project and, if you’re able to, check it out in Gorky Park for real.
Now, take a look inside Nike’s new Moscow store.
- Source: ArchDaily