13 Buildings, 3 Atriums, 78,000 Square Meters: HSE’s New Complex at Pokrovka Awaits
On July 25, upon the approval of the Moscow City Construction Supervision and the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow, HSE University’s new Pokrovka complex opened its doors. The complex, located at 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, is HSE’s largest and most modern Moscow campus. Classes will begin there in September.
The new building will house the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the International College of Economics and Finance and the Faculty of Computer Science. The faculties will be moved in to the new building by September 1. A significant number of the classes of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, which is located across the street, will also be held there. In recent years, admissions to these programmes has grown significantly, and they have been in need of larger auditoriums.
Pokrovka (called so after the street on which it is located, Pokrovsky Boulevard) is now HSE’s largest complex, consisting of 13 buildings that are joined together by three atriums. Now you can get to and from different parts of Pokrovka (the complex’s convenient above-ground area is 78,000 square meters) any time of the year.
The complex has everything students need not only for a comfortable work environment, but for extracurricular activities: a modern cafeteria with 300 seats, three student cafes, HSE’s largest library, and a cultural center. The building holding large auditoriums as well as a complex of seminar and language classrooms was rebuilt.
The complex meets all conditions for a barrier-free environment. And when, thanks to the latest technology, the campus will be accessible to individuals who are visually impaired and hard of hearing, HSE will be the only university of Russia to offer this kind of accessibility.
Two conference rooms and spaces for student extracurricular activities located in the cultural center in the complex have been updated. However, the main area that will hold many HSE events and attract students and staff alike will undoubtedly be the central atrium, which boasts an area of more than 2,000 meters surrounded by historic building facades.
The construction of the new complex began in 2012. Pokrovka’s 13 buildings also include a cultural heritage site, the Durasov Manor House. This is one of the few buildings in Moscow that survived the fire of 1812. It will be open to visitors as part of cooperation between the university and the city.
Learn more about the new HSE University building at Pokrovka here.
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