Just in time for the 2018 world cup, Nike opens a 4,685-square-meter multidimensional sports center in Moscow. Located in the center of the city’s Gorky Park, the KOSMOS-designed NIKE BOX msk draws inspiration from the country’s traditional street football subculture known as Korobka.
As well as a spacious football field, BOX msk accommodates athletic pursuits, three-on-three basketball courts, yoga groups and Moscow’s Nike running club. The inspiration for the site derives from the heart of russian football which evolved around courtyard cages, a series of playgrounds separated by protective fences introduced in the absence of other urban places to play.
PixelPool has worked hard to create renders for this amazing project. The result has turned out just the way we visualized it. Have a look for yourself and try to spot the differences. It is harder than you think.
↑ Visualization and rendering by PixelPool
↓ Final architectural photography
Watch architectural firm KOSMOS describe their design process and where they drew their inspiration from, in order to create the installation in Gorky Park, Moscow.