The State Kremlin Palace

State Kremlin Palace

In 1960–1961 in the territory of the ancient Kremlin a new palace was built for meetings, conferences, dramatic performances and concerts. Trying to preserve the traditions of a unified complex the architects headed by M.V. Posokhin connected the State Kremlin Palace and the Grand Kremlin Palace by a passage with winter garden. The State Kremlin Palace also has walkways linking it to the Patriarchal chambers.

In total there are 800 rooms in the State Kremlin Palace. Audience hall (6000 seats) and the stage (450 m2) are unique because of their dimensions and equipment that allows holding large conferences, meetings and forums in the Palace. The audience hall is encircled with a light spacious lobby (according to the website http://tours.kremlin.ru/).

Art Parquet accomplished restoration works in the State Kremlin Palace:

  • 2010: Parquet flooring restoration. Banquet hall. Lobby. The main stage. Banquet hall stage (6700 m2);
  • 2009: "Red Carpet" (35 m2);
  • 2008: "Diplomatic extension" (175 m2, 2 weeks);
  • 2005: Parquet flooring restoration. Banquet hall (1300 m2, 6 weeks), the Third circle (1300 m2, 6 days);
  • 2004: Lobby (1500 m2);
  • 2004: Parquet flooring restoration. The main stage (523 m2).

Diplomatic extension

The diplomatic extension connects the State Kremlin Palace with the Grand Kremlin Palace. This object refers to the machinery of the Presidential Administartion. The hall is used for banquets of high-ranking persons and foreign delegations.

Reconstruction of parquets. The diplomatic extension. State Kremlin Palace

Parquet flooring composition represents a net of oak rhombuses with quadrates made of merbau cut-in at reticules and divided by a triple wood strip made of maple and wenge. The rhombuses were installed with fibres perpendicularly to each other in order to create an effective play of light. Interchange of light and dark strips adds the design precision, definition and laconism. The use of colour contrasting wood species makes the parquet flooring look rich and prominent.

The rectangular flooring composition is surrounded by frieze that represents classic oak mosaic parquet. The main element of the pattern is a quadrate consisting of two triangles that create the effect of different geometric figures. The fibres of triangles are perpendicular to each other. The triangles are made of planks of different shades and grades.

Banquet hall

Banquet hall. State Kremlin Palace

In the upper part of the State Kremlin Palace there is a restaurant with a banquet hall (900 m2). The hall is intended for great state receptions. Total area of the restored parquet flooring was 1300 m2 (oak, maple, wenge). Installation works were completed during 6 weeks.

Parquet flooring design is always stylistically connected with interiors: with ornamental motives of ceiling and furniture. Flooring pattern represents a composition of big quadrates framed by a frieze and combined into a net by triple wood strips (oak, maple, wenge). Each strip of frieze is broken with decorative quadrates. Patterns of the quadrates of the main field are stylistically close to each other.

Parquet flooring restoration at the third circle lasted 6 days. Total area of flooring restoration was 1390 m2. Classic mosaic parquet flooring (oak, merbau, maple) was installed. This project required installers to show a high level of mastership.

  • Reconstruction of parquets. Banquet hall. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Banquet hall. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Banquet hall. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Banquet hall. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Banquet hall. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Banquet hall. State Kremlin Palace

Lobby

Lobby. State Kremlin Palace

Installation works (1500 m2) were carried out day-and-night. All the works including grinding and lacquering were finished in the shortest possible time – 3 weeks.

The flooring has a geometrical pattern: a net of quadrates (oak) laid "in envelope" (hornbeam, wenge). Complicated quadrates are divided into four parts by a light hornbeam strip. The pattern represents four quadrates the fibres of which are perpendicular to each other. The selected wood species harmoniously insert the parquet flooring into the interiors.

The main stage (523 m2) of the State Kremlin Palace was also restored. The worn-out stage base made of pine was replaced by a new one.

  • Reconstruction of parquets. Lobby. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Lobby. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Lobby. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Lobby. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Lobby. State Kremlin Palace
  • Reconstruction of parquets. Lobby. State Kremlin Palace