From Sheffield with love

From Sheffield with love

Sheffield-based architects HLM has won an international ideas competition to design a new Circus School in Moscow.

The competition, run by Concours d’Architecture, was to design a contemporary space for aspiring circus performers, taking into account the special requirements of a circus, as well as the urban context and impact of the building. 

Belinda Ercan and Maryam Fazel, designed the winning entry with an eye-catching, cutting-edge and unconventional design.

The entry, entitled ‘Elytra’, was described as “a well-deserved gem towering over Moscow’s culturally diverse Tverskoy district.”

The design aims to provide a new environment to inspire creativity and to connect visitors and performers, while providing a new home for Moscow’s thriving art and culture scene.