Friday, October 08, 2010

Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo, by Adjaye Associates

David Adjaye has cross-fertilised 1920s Russian Suprematism with his own African heritage to create the gargantuan Moscow School of Managment in Skolkovo

’All business in Russia is done in the restaurant,” says Emil Pirumov, between mouthfuls, as he enthusiastically tucks into a pizza. “It helps you to make decisions very quickly.” Sitting in the soaring canteen of his new building, as Jane Birkin pants Je T’aime incongruously over the Tannoy, the managing director of the Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo, recounts how this vast project came about...

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Originally published in BD, 8 October 2010