OKO Buildings, the two new Capital Group buildings that rise in the MIBC Moscow City complex, bear the signature of two firms of excellence on the “made in Italy” scene: Iosa Ghini Associati, for the design and interiors, and Margraf, for the fine marbles and natural stone to make the interiors unique and distinctive. The complex which includes a 6-level basement features two skyscrapers: one for residential use with 85 floors and one for offices, with 49 floors.
In this exclusive context, Margraf is the star of the spaces with 1,500 sqm of polished Travertino Noce, and 1150 sqm of brushed Venghè marble which enhances the main wall and the lobby desk.
OKO Office Building
The interiors of the Oko Office Building tower are conceived as open spaces where the areas are scanned by the rhythm of large glass panels with illuminated edges. Some of the panels feature holographic film to project videos and images that contribute to creating a dynamic and modern atmosphere. Margraf’s high-quality finishes have been used to cover the large areas: the walls in Venghè marble are machined to obtain surfaces with a double curvature both in the reception area, shaping the desk and the wall behind the counter, and in the hallways to the elevators. All of the Margrafmarbles have been laid with “continuous vein” matching and “book-match” style, paying special to the details, as with the flooring where the Travertino Noce is further embellished by a pattern of metal inlays and light cuts.
OKO Residential Building
The Oko Residential Building has been designed to distinguish between a “public” space with waiting area and an “exclusive” space for the residents of the various apartments. The former is particularly welcoming thanks to the skilfully balanced combination of materials like wood, stone and metal. The private area is a common space reserved to residents: a large hall divided into different spaces such as the reading area, art gallery, living area and mail box area. Though the form and function change, the surface maintains the same identity.
Margraf’s story (former Industria Marmi Vicentini) started in Chiampo (province of Vicenza) in 1906. Since its early start, the company devoted to accurate research work and development of new technologies, working in tight collaboration with famous international architects. Today, after more than a century, Margraf is a leading, world stakeholder in this field. Among many other pluses, Margraf owes its worldwide established reputation to its skilful extraction of marble and the ability to transform it into finished, polished slabs or tiny tiles and to provide a huge array of precious materials and excellent products for building construction and architecture (from the cladding of inner and external walls, to interior design items, to bathroom and kitchen decoration). On top of all this, Margraf ensures extensive environmental compliance investing any efforts to minimize any possible kind of environmental impact. This includes the use of cutting-edge technologies, the implementation of landscape recovery and energy saving practices, as well as the exploitation of renewable resources. Margraf is a perfect merging of past and present forming a first-class enterprise eagerly turned to the future.