City approves draft design of new Mosfilm Studios

City approves draft design of new Mosfilm Studios
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An obelisk with the word “Mosfilm” etched in three-metre-high letters will be installed near the studios, and guided tours of these will be available for people who are residents of the city.

The Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Development has coordinated a project for building a new production-cultural centre at the Mosfilm Studio concern, including a studio for shooting films and a five-story film props facility. The centre will also have an underground car park for vintage vehicles and horse-drawn carts. Construction will be launched on Mosfilmovskaya Street already this year. The new studios will be located in the southeastern sector of the Mosfilm Studio concern and between its other buildings.

“Under the design project, an obelisk with the word “Mosfilm” etched in three-meter-high letters will be installed near the studios. Almost all buildings will be painted dark-grey, and their windows and cornices will be rimmed with yellow aluminium panels. A removable glowing façade will decorate the above-mentioned five-story facility, and after dark it will illuminate alternating between the colours red, navy-blue and green. ,” Moscow’s Chief Architect Sergei Kuznetsov explained.

The new modern Mosfilm studios will be built using all international standards, he noted.

The five-story facility with a total area of 15,500 square metres will have offices and service centres. Props will be stored on the second and third floors. One section will contain old furniture, with another one storing men’s and women’s historical costumes.

The basement will get a car park for replicas of vintage vehicles and horse-drawn carts. Once opened, the production-cultural centre will offer guided tours.

A single-story pavilion will be used to shoot films and will also have makeup rooms, locker rooms and wardrobes. The studios will accommodate up to 200 people, including film directors, makeup artists, directors of photography, lighting experts and actors and actresses. A carpark will be located near the studios. Trees and shrubs will be planted nearby, lamps and benches will also be installed. Today, the Mosfilm Studio concern has 16 studios and a film props museum.