Mush district of Gyumri city of Armenia is one of the largest districts following the 1988 earthquake. In 2016, within the framework of the Armenian National Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, the controversy reconstruction of that district was presented separately.
In 2020 receiving an offer to build a new residential complex in the same district, it was important for us to approach a specific problem based on the reflection of a previous survey. Thereupon, an attempt was made to somehow continue the logic of the urban texture of the district and to revitalize the local and high-quality, but at the same time innovative architecture.
Four buildings, built with different local stones, seem to contrast with existing colorful and variegated buildings presenting the entrance of the district.
The residential buildings are multi-storied. Roofs are completely designed for solar panels, therefore the usable areas of the attic space created for the provision of the necessary inclination are intended to be provided with local artists as studios. The complex includes a kindergarten for 46 children, encompassing the courtyard space around it.
Architecture: Sarhat Petrosyan; Irina Merdinyan; Hovhannes Baghjyan
Structure: Artur Melkonyan
Civil Engineering: Malona LLC
Electrical: HVAC Group