Brusnika was founded in Tyumen, Siberia in 2004 with the aim to develop create mass housing projects. Brusnika is now among the 10 largest housing developers in Russia with a yearly output of 250.000 sqm (5000 units) and has realised projects in 5 Russian cities. It has three offices with a total of 1000 employees: in Tyumen, in Novosibirsk and in Ekaterinburg, where the company moved its head office in 2015.
Due to a continuous drive towards innovation Brusnika is the most progressive housing developer in the country. Brusnika was the first to introduce architectural and urban innovations in low cost housing that were only used on a small scale in elite housing projects in central Moscow. These include the design of public space, courtyards without cars and landscaping. Inside the buildings innovations include street level glazed entrance halls and ergonimically designed apartments. Moreover, by hiring leading Russian and foreign architecture firms the housing blocks have a pronounced architecture that enriches the urban context.
In 2014, Bursnika teamed up with Dutch architect and founder of PROJECT RUSSIA magazine Bart Goldhoorn. Frustrated by the failure of Western European concepts of housing design in Russia, Goldhoorn devised a new approach to mass housing that combines standardisation and customisation. This enables Brusnika to continue to improve it’s products: the development of new solutions is not any more limited by the project development cycle, but can be tested and improved over a long period of time. This enbles a higher level of sophistication and cost control.
On this page you find links to the most interesting projects Brusnika has realized over the last decade. New projects will be added on a regular basis.