According to UEFA requirements, the reconstructed building includes facilities to serve journalists and media representatives covering the events of the Euro 2012 Championship. Designed areas include working halls for journalists, photojournalists, UEFA representatives’ offices, spaces for servicing photo and video equipment, a server room, cafeteria, sanitary and technical facilities. The building is designed to accommodate 350 journalists and 150 photographers.
The building consists of a two-sided volume with three staircases connecting two levels:
At elevation +-0.000, there are areas for press and photographers’ work, rooms for servicing photo and video cameras, offices, staff service rooms, as well as technical and auxiliary rooms, restrooms.
At elevation 4.650, there are areas for press and photographers’ work, a cafeteria, staff service rooms, and restrooms.
The facade facing Vlasovsky Lane and Plekhanovskaya Street has continuous glazing, finished with a parapet clad in aluminum panels. A staircase shaft and canopy protrude from the Plekhanovskaya Street side. “Solid” parts of entrance portals are inserted into the glazing.
The building is equipped with all engineering systems: ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical supply, IT systems, telephony, water supply and sanitation, fire protection systems.
After the championship, the building will be converted into a car dealership with a car servicing center.