The young Alekseyev’s enthusiasm for theatre was apparent from childhood. Scenes from theatrical performances were often acted out at home (a common pastime in wealthy families at the time). He assumed the stage name of Stanislavsky in 1885, and took many theatrical roles in Moscow, combining his hobby with the management of the factory.
Stanislavsky was keen to share his passion for the arts with his factory workers: he set up a choir, opened a reading room, and later created a factory theatre (a separate building at the site), where the workers could diversify their leisure time.
of the central building are open to the public.
Stanislavsky Factory is the first project in Russia to win an award from the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects.
In 2012, the project won a Civic Trust award as “an innovative approach to the renovation of historic buildings, which has become a catalyst for the emergence of other quality projects in Moscow.”
In 2013, Stanislavsky Factory was a winner in the European Property Awards 2013 (the International Property Award in the “Mixed Use” category)
The development was commended by the jury of the British Landscape Institute for its strong design concept that unites the complex into a single whole.
In 2019, the business centre was certified under the BREEAM Part 1 and Part 2 environmental performance standards with ratings of “Good” and “Very Good”, respectively.
buildings have been completely restored