Three buildings grow out of a common base that stretches along the Moskva River embankment. Its walls to a height of 5.5 meters are glass, translucent; the surface of the earth around and inside is paved with dark stone. The dark shine of the stylobate “resonates” with the mirror of the river and knocks down the boundaries of “reflection” - the building grows into the river like a stone pier or an old ship that has become permanently docked, covered with a noble red patina.
The movement of everything around - water and clouds, is transmitted to three buildings, their forms become malleable, come to life, acquire a tendency towards "biological" growth. Three hulls "grew" different: the first is more compact and taller, the second - in the depth, background, calm, the third - long, stretched out like a tail. And the fourth, as Sergey Skuratov jokes, “did not grow at all” - between the three volumes on the roof of the stylobate there is a bulge similar to those on the asphalt surface - something made its way, but did not break through, and it is not clear what it could be.
Picking up the theme, the facades of the two buildings gently bend, bending under the seeming "pressure" of two prisms - they will house "meeting rooms" - spacious rooms for official ceremonies, decorated with large panoramic windows overlooking the river. Their volumes seem to be set by the hand of the sculptor into a still soft, pliable material, which is why it gently bent to its full height. With the same flexibility, glass spots of windows spread along the facades, change their size, group towards the center, and thin out towards the corners.
Curiously, all this plastic play, entertaining a passing (or passing) viewer, is realized by the author as such. It does not hide behind technical and pragmatic explanations, they say, bent for important reasons. Curved just like that. Rather, not just like that, but obeying the creative imperative, the artist's intention, plastic laws. It is not often in our time that you hear such a sincere recognition from an architect.