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Russian Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks tailor made for Groups

post updated 2 January 2023

Contact Isabelle Lomholt for your walking guide in Russia on isabelle(at)

Moscow Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Moscow guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Russia are all exclusive to each client.

Mercury Tower by (designed by) Erick van Egeraat – the tallest building in Europe:
Mercury Tower Moscow Architecture Tours
photo © Egorkin Ilya

Moscow Walking Tours

Please get in touch with e-architect if you are organising a university trip, a conference, or office trip in Russia.

Moscow School of Management by London’s Adjaye Associates:
Moscow School of Management building
photograph : Ed Reeve

Moscow Architecture Introduction

Moscow is the capital of Russia, one of the (four) BRIC countries that have recently blossomed economically. The city’s architecture is also flourishing and well worth a visit with some major projects recently completed and more under construction.

Zaryadye Park by US architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro:
Zaryadye Park Moscow Architecture Walking Tours
photograph : Philippe Ruault

Key contemporary buildings in the city which can be visited on our tours include:

– Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO by Adjaye Associates
– The Mercury City tower in Moscow is Europe’s tallest building (after overtaking The Shard in London) at 338 m (1,109 ft).
– Aeroflot – Russian Airlines by architect Vladimir Plotkin
– Dynamo Stadium building construction by Erick van Egeraat architects

Sberbank Technopark building design by Zaha Hadid Architects:
Sberbank Technopark Competition Moscow design by Zaha Hadid Architects

Major architects working in the city include OMA, Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners (proposals), Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas architects, Erick van Egeraat, Vladimir Plotkin, Adjaye Associates, HOK, John McAslan + Partners and Woods Bagot.

Aeroflot Offices Moscow – Russian Airlines Building:
Aeroflot Offices Moscow building
photo : Alexey Naroditskiy

Moscow Architecture Walking Tours

Moscow Architectural Tours can focus on traditional or contemporary buildings or both. The Moscow Architecture Tour is typically an introduction to the city’s main buildings.

Stanislavsky Centre in Moscow
Stanislavsky Centre Moscow Architecture Tours
photograph © John McAslan + Partners

e-architect can assist with advice for Walking Tours of Moscow ahead of trips, eg about types and areas of buildings. We like to accommodate your architectural interests on our Moscow Architecture Tours. For example a group of architects interested in Moscow office buildings or contemporary houses could be provided with tailored information allowing a tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit to Russia.

Ordynka Club Houses Complex, Central Moscow, by Architects of Invention:
Ordynka Club Houses
image courtesy of architects

Auditorium of VGIK, Ulitsa Vil’gel’ma Pika
Design: UPA Italia and Paolo Lettieri
Auditorium of VGIK Moscow Russia
photo : Paolo Lettieri
Auditorium of VGIK
This Auditorium of VGIK has been designed by Italian architect Paolo Lettieri and UPA Italia to become a modern, functional space to be utilized as a cinema and a concert hall at the same time to further promote creativity, the arts and an appreciation of modern entertainment in a space that encourages its media rather than limits it.

Terekhovo Station Building, Big circle line
Design: Buromoscow
Terekhovo Station Moscow
photo : Vlad Feoktistov
Terekhovo Station Moscow
BCL is a core project for the metro network development of the Russian capital city. Extended for 71 kilometers and 31 stations, this is the longest circle line in the world.

GES 2 House of Culture
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
GES 2 House of Culture Moscow
photo : Michel Denancé photographer
GES 2 House of Culture
When thinking about what kind of building would be perfect to create a space for contemporary culture, a power station comes to mind immediately! This is what RPBW found in Moscow: a magnificent historical power station built between 1904 and 1908.

Visitors can be met from their accommodation or at the starting point of their Russian walking tour. We also offer combined visits to Russia, with St Petersburg Architecture Walking Tours also offered.

Moscow Architecture : key buildings to visit in the city

Moscow Walking Tours

Contact to arrange your Russian architectural tour: isabelle(at) / mobile +44 (0)7952 149814

Moscow Architecture Design – chronological list

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise Architecture Walking Tours in other cities such as Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Belgrade, Prague, Barcelona, Edinburgh and London.

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London Architecture Walking Tours

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Russian Capital City Buildings

Melnikov House, Russia, designed by 20th Century architect Konstantin Melinkov:
Melnikov House - Moscow Architecture Tours
photo © Pavel Kuznetsov
Melnikov House
Moscow’s Melnikov House is a superlative example of Soviet avantgarde architecture and a masterpiece of structural ingenuity. Built as two intersecting cylinders, the house’s unconventional style reflects the boundary-pushing vision of architect Konstantin Melnikov, who designed the house as his studio and family residence.

Tushino Moscow Building design by Steven Holl Architects, USA:
Tushino Moscow Building by Steven Holl Architects
images courtesy of architecture office
Tushino Moscow Building
The master plan is organized to shape public space with maximum sunlight exposure. The buildings wrap around to create large, public garden and playground spaces as a reference to the site’s former use as a paratrooper air field.

New Tretyakov Gallery building design by OMA, The Netherlands:
New Tretyakov Gallery Moscow Architecture News
images courtesy of architecture office
New Tretyakov Gallery
The New Tretyakov houses an extensive and important collection of Russian art, including seminal work from Malevich, Kandinsky, Chagall, and Soviet artists such as Aleksandr Deyneka and Vera Mukhina. It is the largest museum building in Russia, marked by a number of improvisations and additions that have been added over time, fragmenting the vast hallways and grand exhibition spaces into clusters of smaller rooms.

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