The Central Core (Russian: Центральное Ядро) is a complex in the International Business Center in Moscow City. The Central Core is located on plots 6, 7 and 8. The Central Core consists of two main sections – the above-ground and underground.
In the underground section of the building there are three subway stations. The first is a part of Filyovskaya Line, the second connected with Park Pobedy station will be attached to the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line in the future. The complex will also be connected to Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo airports via a high-speed transport system. Underground, parking is provided for up to 2750 vehicles, as well as central control rooms for maintenance, security, and other operations in the centre. The underground space also houses a shopping centre, which also functions as a lobby for the underground part of the complex, with walkways and passages for travel between other buildings in the center. VIP parking will be available and is located on the western side of the Central Core.
The above-ground section is divided into three functional zones: a hotel on plot 8а, a retail-entertainment complex on plots 8b and 7, and a cinema/concert hall with a capacity of 6000 people on plot 6.
The hotel is still under construction, and the volume of capital investments will top USD $50–55 million. The hotel has five blocks of elevators connecting upper floors of the hotel with the underground parking places and retail enterprises. Plans include apartments, restaurants, winter gardens and terraces, as well as technical and auxiliary rooms.
The retail-entertainment complex is located in the central part of a building on sites 8b and 7. It is divided into four zones conceptually reflecting the seasons. The complex is formed by four modular units with five floors each and incorporates retail and exhibition zones, entertainment attractions, a park, restaurants, and galleries. A glass dome covers the main recreational space.
The film-concert hall is located on plot 6 and will host significant entertainment attractions such as gala concerts, forums, and large celebrations. The total amount of capital investments is estimated at over USD $120–140 million. The biggest clock in the world will decorate the Concert Hall. Total area: 450,000 m2 (4,843,760 sq ft)
Construction began: 2005
Construction completed: 2016
Total investment $300 million