Clancy Engineering took part in elaboration of MEP solutions for the Trade & Exhibition Centre Expolon. The works included renovation of the existing ten-storey building in the eastern part of Moscow in Kosinskaya Street adjoining MKAD.
45m high building with 111 700 m2 area was designed to accommodate a wholesale shopping and exhibition centre according to a new concept developed by Blank Architects.
According to the new concept it was proposed to allocate exhibition halls and pavilions on the floors from 1 to 8. Hotel and offices should be located on the upper floors. It was also proposed to allocate restaurants and cafes in the central food court on the 3rd floor and also an additional restaurant on the 9th floor. Underground floor can be used for warehousing and technical premises. Parking and delivery zone was located on the 1st floor level on the territory around the building.
Design of MEP systems was hindered due to the existing building architecture: 320m long and 45m wide, existing floor-to-floor height is 4m, which is quite little for distribution of MEP networks in the false ceiling space. It was proposed to «open up» the existing building to create a bigger space for visitors. This goal would be achieved by execution of new escalators between floors 1 and 8 and of new lift shafts which connect all floors.
The main difficulty for CLANCY ENGINEERING was integration of the new concept into the existing building, limited floor height and the necessity to use the existing purchased equipment for new design solutions.
CLANCY ENGINEERING scope of works concerning design of the shopping center included the following:
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