2004-2006, Moscow, Russia
Situated in a new urban development in the forests just outside of Moscow, the 500 meter shopping street forms an entrance to a luxury hotel and casino as well as 60 high end shops, such as Prada, Gucci, Rolls Royce and Yves Saint Laurent. For the design West 8 decided to use Dutch clay bricks, which is a very uncommon paving material for Russia. Two intertwining patterns result in a lively sequence of lines, which complements the wooden façades of the shops. The pavement is perforated in several places with round green ‘pockets’, in which pine trees and seasonal flowers are planted.