The State Unitary Enterprise "Moscow Research and Design Institute for Culture, Leisure, Sports and Health Care Buildings" (GUP MNIIP "Mosproject-4") is one of the directing agencies of the Moscow Committee for Architecture ("Moscomarchitektura").
The institute was established in 1968. It specializes in designing the most important social projects in Moscow: institutions of culture, health care, sports, trade, dwelling and commercial complexes. It goes in for development of large-scale multifunctional natural recreational territories as well.
Such amount and quantity of works are fulfilled by a solidary team of highly qualified specialists in different fields of planning. The designing process is supported by serious scientific researches.
Theatres, museums, libraries, exhibition centers present one of the most complicated fields of institute's activities. Among its reconstruction and restoration works there are: the State Tretiakov Gallery and the State Museum of A.S.Pushkin (awarded by the RF State Prizes), the A.S.Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
On designs of MNIIP, the Museum of Private Collections and the Museum of Personal Collections of the A.S.Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (GMII) are built, as well as the V.V.Mayakovsky Museum, Taganka Theatre and "New Opera" Municipal Theatre.
The Mosproject-4 played a part of the general planner in a lot of the largest science intensive medical complexes, educational institutes and multiple-discipline health care units, such as: the All-Union Cancer Care and Research Centre of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences (AMN) at Kashirskoye Chaussee, the All-Union Cardiologic Research Centre, the Bakulev Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery of the USSR AMN, the Complex of Research, Experimental and Clinical Traumatology and Orthopedics in Kurgan.
Among the most significant recreation and sports projects by the MNIIP are the following: the Moscow Zoo, pavilions and territory organization of the All Russian Exhibition Centre (VVTS), the complexes of the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Neskuchniy Garden, Voribyevy Gory Hills, Grand Sports Arena in Luzhniki, Cycle Track, "Locomotive" Stadium and Covered Skating Centre in Krylatskoye (the "Crystal Daedalus" Awards in 2001, 2002 and 2004).
The MNIIP was the leading project institute during the preparation for the XXII Olympic Games in Moscow and its Olympic projects were acknowledged as the best facilities of this Olympiad.
Among the recent institute's important works are the projects for complex territories development, such as Khodynka Field. The total area of the Complex is about 600 thousand square meters. The Complex includes: the Ice Sports Palace, dwelling blocks with infrastructure development, Museum of Aviation and Cosmonautics, Glider Pilots School and Club of Outer Intelligence Service Veterans, as well as a vast landscape park that is to be placed at the total area of about 20 hectares. The projects for the multipurpose utilization of the territory are directed to forming the city environment "from an empty sheet". That means the institute fulfills the whole cycle: an engineering preparation of the site area, development of municipal utilities and transportation infrastructure, construction of dwelling houses, social and trade structures.