The key physical architectural elements are the two main, continuous, curving side walls which greet the visitors at the arrival points and continue to the far end of each floor, taking on different functions and acting as portals to the various facilities to which they lead. They help visitors to navigate their journeys around the lounge and to expose them to the full range of facilities.
On one side the wall is an abstract, modern interpretation of the horizontal stucco coursing found on the facades of some of Moscow’s fine neo-classical buildings while its flowing lines take inspiration from the elegant movements of ballet dancers.
Because many areas of the lounge do not have direct access to windows or daylight, the other curving feature wall opposite is designed to visually expand the space by creating the impression of glazing through a curving screen of horizontal timber slats sitting in front of a mirrored backdrop. Leather and twisted felt faced wall panels are used as cladding to quieter zones.