«Nikolskie Ryady» to preserve its historic colourSt.-Petersburg
06 February 2017
The restoration works of a historic Nikolskie Ryady building, situated in the heart of St. Petersburg, is in full swing. The completion of works is planned for Summer 2018 when a new multifunctional hotel complex including a three-star Holiday Inn Express hotel and a hostel operated by Meininger Hotels will be opened.
By now, a whole number of works has already been completed: the design concept of the hotel complex has been developed together with the hotel operators; architectural firm “Liteynaya Chast 91” presented the design for public spaces and the courtyard; restoration work of building’s facades has started and is well under way.
As mentioned before, the project and the new concept focus on retaining original historical features of the construction.
Thus, one of the key decisions was to preserve the historic colour of the Nikolskiy Market building. Over the last couple of weeks special works have been done to identify the historic colour on various parts of the building. It has been determined that the colour of the building changed over time: in different historic periods it varied between ochre-yellow (a typical colour for markets) and greenish-blue, the colour of nearby standing St.Nicholas’ Naval Cathedral and of Seldyanye Ryady as they appear on Nikolay Lanceray’s watercolour painting.
To create a single ensemble with St.Nicholas’ Naval Cathedral it has been decided, together with the Committee for State preservation of historical and cultural monuments (KGIOP), to restore the building’s historical cool shade of blue.
13 December 2016
MEININGER Hotels and VIYM announce their first partnership in Russia
MEININGER Hotels, Europe’s leading hotel group, and private equity firm VIYM, which specialises in growth capital and hospitality investments across Russia, CIS and Europe, have today announced the signing of a management agreement. The resulting project will see Germany’s MEININGER Hotels open their first ever hotel-hostel hybrid in Russia, as part of VIYM’s Nikolskiye Ryady development in Saint Petersburg.
31 March 2011
The restoration conceptual design plan has been developed and approved
Together with the Rosokhrankultura (Russian Cultural Heritage Protection Service) and KGIOP (Committee on State Control, Use and Protection of Historical and Cultural Landmarks) a restoration conceptual design plan was developed and approved to adapt the building to a modern use.
07 January 2011
Exhibition Dedicated to “Nikolskie Riady”
An exhibition of works created by the Stieglitz Academy of Art and Industry students and dedicated to one of the city’s architectural objects - “Nikolskie Riady” - is being held in Saint-Petersburg.
20 November 2010
The ownership of the building was acquired at a city auction
The ownership of the complex of buildings of the Nikolskiy Rynok was acquired by “Nikolskie Riady” CJSC at a meet auction.