Second Award


Hill 8

Residential Interior Built

Studio: Karim Rashid Inc.

Architect / Designer: Karim Rashid

Design Team: Karim Rashid, Principal

Country: United States

Copyright: Courtesy of Karim Rashid Inc.

Hill 8

Natural light in Hill8 accentuates the originality of every detail of the interior and contributes to well‑being. Located in Alexeyevsky District, Moscow, HILL8 comprises 295 units within a 408,888 sq. ft. total building area.

The brief from the client was to create an impressive lobby, which itself is a work of art. The resulting interior features elegant curves that sharpen your senses, and lets your imagination run riot. The spacious entrance lobby is comprised of three different zones: reception, waiting area, lounge area. The impressive lobby, with 4,75 m ceilings, is itself is a work of art.

The world is so loaded with information, and we are working more than ever, so our last recluse is the home and hence the lobby is your welcoming moment. Walking through the lobby you feel like you’re getting away from the world, slowing down to be in the moment, and reengaging your senses. The lobby is designed to be comfortable, positive, organic, relaxed, and calm. The lobby, hallways, and other spaces are all sustainable natural materials imbued with nature with a natural green wall. The project embraces nature and technology in our 21st. century.

“It is a pleasure for me to contribute to the interiors of this project, one that further develops the legend about the seven hills,” the designer commented. HILL8 emerges as the pinnacle of renewable and eco-friendly metropolitan efforts in the center of Moscow. The interiors will be fluid and organic, taking cues from nature to create a serene, comfortable environment for future living.

The designer continues: “Working with City XXI was a pleasure. They really understood my vision and strove to create a truly unique environment concerned about every detail with precision and quality. The interior public spaces of Hill8 actively speak of the legend of the 7 Hills of Moscow, where there are references to the hilly terrains dissected by numerous rivers and ravines. The lobby is primed for rejuvenation, privacy, and luxury.”

Built according to green standard sourcing, recycled terrazzo flooring, carpet with low VOC, as well as zero VOC paint and reclaimed wood veneer wall panels, HILL8 is composed of progressive forms with an intimate, warm palette. The building is BREEAM certified which means the building uses consumed resources (electricity, heat, water) sparingly, and expenses for exploitation will be much lower, savings up to 35% compared to non-certified buildings.