DUCHESSE is an entertainment center located in the city of Moscow. The center comprises all key forms of leisure time activities like shops, cafes and restaurants, concert halls, personal development and educational classes, children’s playground, spa& beauty, medical center, computer club and sports center.
The entertainment center will be created on the premises of a former factory. The factory was built in the Soviet era and produced the soft drinks vending machines, being out of use for a long time since that. The reconstruction of its Soviet-style building by European architects will breathe new life into this historic area. The goal of the renovation concept is to preserve historical continuity while creating a comfortable multi-purpose all- generations center with a contemporary look.
The name of the City Centre will be DUCHESSE («ДЮШЕС» in Russian). This is also the name of a popular Soviet lemonade with a syrup-infusion of «Duchesse» pear. This name is resonating with older generation in a warm and nostalgic way, and it also sounds good and like fun to young people.
The facility is designed for everyday use by the broadest audience - for people with various interests and of different age groups (for youth, families with children and older people).