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Mirage Cinema

Lead DesignersVasilii Portnyagin
Design TeamAnna Lvovskaia, Boris Lvovskiy, Fedor Goreglyad, Maria Romanova, Vasilii Portnyagin
Project LocationSaint-Petersburg, Russia
ClientMirage Cinema
CreditsPhoto by Inna Kablukova
Prize(s)Gold in Interior Design / Interior Lighting
Entry Description

The Mirage Cinema on Bolshoi is a new space on the Bolshoi Prospekt of the 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. Mirage on Bolshoi is a new reimagined space, not only visually but also structurally, with a careful treatment of the history and importance of the location.


DA bureau is a team of young architects based in St. Petersburg and Tallinn. Over the past 8 years, the bureau has implemented more than 170 projects in the field of architecture and interior design. Among them are such successful projects as Birch, Pizza22, Under the Sea, Made in China, Bio My Bio, Osteria Betulla, Firebird restaurants, The Third Place public space, Workki coworking network in Moscow, City Food food courts in various Russian cities, hotel Wynwood, Radius 58 eyewear store, and many others.

Awards and Prize

The bureau is a laureate of a large number of Russian and foreign competitions in the field of design and architecture. For instance, in 2021, the founder of the bureau, Boris Lvovsky, won the American Best of Year competition of the Interior Design Magazine within the “rising star” nomination. It is an honour to have received this award, both for Boris individually and for the entire bureau. It is noteworthy that Boris is the only representative from Russia within the People category.