From a former cinema during the Stalinist era to an exclusive event space, this renovation gives a fresh start to an existing building in the centre of St. Petersburg.
We have sought a narrative fiction playing with sensory experiences where shapes, reflections, kinetic plays of lamps and screens, colours, and textures transport the viewer into a playful and surprising imaginary world.
Three large brass doors with sensual handles open onto a dimly lit lobby with anthracite velvet-panelled walls and oval columns in glossy cobalt blue lacquered metal that frame the 20-meter curved LED screens in motion, concealing the two entrances to the main hall, the theatre.
A glass globe lamp that can recreate movements, geometries, and colours fills the entire zenith space of the hall, which, with a capacity of 360 people, can accommodate a variety of events such as fashion shows or theatrical performances.
The vertical circulations and the three exhibition halls in white stucco and marble provide a counterpoint to the warm and intimate nuances of the clubs, lounges, and salons that extend across the ground floor and second floor. On the top floor, the VIP club and the restaurant make the most of the panoramic views of St. Petersburg and the Tavricheskiy Gardens.
This theater now offers a stage with state-of-the-art technologies that allow for the enjoyment of the city’s best performances and events.