The history of Okhotny Ryadcreation dates back to 1995. It was designed by the Moscow institutes, Mosinzhproekt and Mosproekt. Underground complex construction was finalized in 1997.
To prevent the historic monuments of Moscow city center from being damaged, the already constructed buildings as well as underground structures and communications were thoroughly examined as to their durability and sustainability. The new underground complex was designed using new state-of-the-art technologies. All relevant construction solutions were adopted based on the conducted examinations only.
The construction phases were determined so as not to disrupt ground traffic in the central part of the city. Owing to the original technology builders successfully removed all engineering communications from the construction area without interrupting the buildings’ utilities.
In 1997, the completed Okhotny Ryad Shopping Mall tied for first place at the international MIPIM AWARDS.