The first to discuss was the project “to place a fountain on the site of a public garden on Smolenskaya Square with a four-level underground leisure and shopping center” (“Mosproekt-2”, master number 2, architect AI Chernyavsky). That is: at first they wanted to put up a fountain, and then they added four more underground tiers to it, which caused some contradictions in the name. So, the project is a 4-storey underground center of a triangular shape, on the surface of which there will be a shallow pool and several fountains. The greenery of the square will be partially restored. The experts' questions were mainly related to transport interchanges, overloads and ventilation of premises. It turned out that the program of the complex includes the construction of additional underground pedestrian crossings, subway entrances, etc. Following expert advice, the authors decided to combine ventilation hoods with fountains. In general, the development of the square in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was always marked only with a sculpture, did not arouse the approval of experts, and their main requirement, softening the inevitability of construction, was that it should not be stretched out in time for several stages, but should be done in a comprehensive manner. in other words, immediately. The experts also insisted on increasing the number of parking spaces intended for the surrounding area as a whole, and on improving the system of transport interchanges included in the complex.
The project for the reconstruction of the building at 38 Taganskaya Street, bldg. 1 was re-examined. (LLC "Gromov and Fingers", architect SK Semeinov) for the placement of a restaurant. Of the three proposed projects, the most relaxed was taken as a basis, continuing the traditions of the 19th century, since in the other two "the expected reconciliation of modernity and historicism did not take place."
The project of a multifunctional complex at 7 Varshavskoe shosse (Mosprokt-2, workshop No. 22, A. D. Meerson) is located in a protected zone, in which, however, there are no monuments. On the site of the demolished house, it is proposed to erect a high-rise building (73 m), which was developed in 3 versions - a tower, a wall and a volume with a stepped silhouette. The main question was how such a building would affect the environment. Therefore, with the final decision, it was decided to wait and first analyze the territory and adjust the security zone, since the area of the Danilovskaya factory today is very promising in terms of construction. Among the projects, the “tower” project was noted.
The next was considered the project of reconstruction of a residential building in Staropimenovskiy per. 4, building 2. (LLC "Natal", architect SB Tkachenko) - the house of 1931, architect Vlasyev, which was built in several stages and is very heterogeneous. The project proposes the reconstruction of only the central part, located between the two higher buildings, and the creation of a small fourth floor of 200 sq.m. It will have only three apartments with a penthouse. The experts were not satisfied with such a local approach, and V. Sheredega said that "the possibility of reconstruction cannot be denied, but such work does not cause joy." The authors were asked to approach more uniformly. Another point is the style of reconstruction, which should preserve the entrance and the bay window of the facade and, in general, be closer to the constructivism of the 30s.
The project of the administrative building at B. Sukharevskaya, 17. bldg. 2. ("Stroygradservice-2000", architect AA Dmitriev) is located in the depths of the houses on the site of the demolished estate, where a small park has now formed. Two fairly constructivist projects of a 4-storey building with a 4-level underground parking lot, which in terms of dimensions correspond to the demolished estate, were presented for consideration. The main remarks were caused by the fact that the new building, repeating the volume of the old one, violates the new norms, which should not be the case either during construction or during restoration. So, for example, the question arose about the possibility of a fire bypass and a generally different approach to building this area. It was decided to build on the red line, and this place should be left as a public garden for now.
The project of a multifunctional complex at 68 Dubininskaya Street (JSB “Ostozhenka”, architect AL Gnezdilov) is a cruciform composition built around an intersection. As the architect said, the image of the complex did not just grow out of fantasy, but was formed taking into account the existing restrictions and, at the same time, the wishes of the customer. The project is located not on the red line, but in depth, taking into account the fact that Dubininskaya Street was planned to be expanded. As the discussion progressed, a snag arose - the project was based on the fact that two small buildings on the red line would be demolished in order to widen the street, but now this issue has been stopped. It was decided to require the city to resolve the issue with the street - to increase it or not, and then proceed to specific design. And the architects were asked to make a design project that would take into account these two houses and would be mobile if something happened.
In the area of "Krasnye Vorota", on Sadovaya Chernogryazskaya, a project was proposed for a 7-storey administrative and shopping complex with an underground parking lot ("Mosproekt-2", master no. 3, architect ML Feldman). The project is located outside the security zone, on the site of the demolished Church of the Three Saints. The experts decided that the protected area of the area, where there are several monuments, including the entrance to the metro by architect Ladovsky, needs to be returned - for this they sent a question to the ECOS Presidium. The mayor of Moscow has already spoken out for the new complex for the Bank of Moscow, so the group decided to “literally fulfill Luzhkov's will” and approve the project.