MIRAGE cinema

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Other Interior Designs
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Vasilii Portnyagin
  • Design Team
    Anna Lvovskaia, Boris Lvovskiy, Fedor Goreglyad, Maria Romanova, Vasilii Portnyagin
  • Interior Designer
    Anna Lvovskaia, Boris Lvovskiy, Fedor Goreglyad, Maria Romanova, Vasilii Portnyagin
  • Lighting Designer
    Proart, Smart Light, Iliya Dugunov, RAUM, THE ViEW, Aledo, Arlight, Candela, LED-BI
  • Photographer Credit
    Inna Kablukova, Sergey Melnikov, Nikita Subbotin (Landon Studio)
  • Location
    Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Bolshoi Prospekt P.S., 35
  • Client
    MIRAGE cinema
  • Project Date
    September 2022

The Mirage Cinema is a new space on Petrograd Side in St Petersburg; it has emerged as part of the rethinking of an iconic and historically important urban location.

All implemented solutions are unique within the existing building, which contained many historical and cultural layers, thus, an important task was to create a new open space while maintaining the spirit of the place.

A lot of work was put into creating a new structure for the cinema, which resulted in redesigning the space and introducing numerous additional features.

The main space of the project, the two-storey lobby, which gathers all the spectators and from where they disperse to the auditoriums, was completely redesigned. We also radically changed the main staircase that connects the two floors, adding a visual connection between them and making the space more open and viewable. The intuitive feeling of the space was very important to us, and this is how we achieved it.

The venue is designed to interact with the emotions that people go to the cinema for. The cinema can change and adjust to premieres and further absorb bits of new films or iconic cinematographic works in the form of passages.