The Open International Competition for the development of the architectural appearance of two stations “Prospekt Marshala Zhukova” of the Rublevo-Arkhangelsk branch and the station with the working name “Klenoviy bulvar 2” of the Biryulevskaya line was launched on April, 15. The stations will become points of transfer to the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line (BKL) of the metro - the most large-scale Moscow metro construction project to date.
Andrey BochkarevDeputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government for Urban Planning Policy and Construction, chairman of the jury
The Metro is the main mode of transport for Moscow citizens, so development of the metro network is one of the most important urban programs. Continuing the traditions of unique station design, we have already successfully held several open architectural competitions. The participants of the next competition will have to design the look of the stations “Prospekt Marshala Zhukova” on the Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya Line and “Klenoviy bulvar 2” on the Biryulevskaya Line, from which it will be possible to transfer to the Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line. I am sure that the competition will bring us many unique and effective artistic and architectural solutions that both correspond to world trends, as well as the wishes of Muscovites themselves.
The competition was announced in a video message from its organizers and members of the jury - the chief architect of Moscow, the first deputy chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov, the general director of Mosinzhproekt Mars Gazizullin, the deputy general director for design of Mosinzhproekt Rustam Cherkesov.
Competitors are expected to receive upscale, thoughtful, original projects that take into account the previous experience of metro construction and at the same time allow a new look at the development of the Moscow metro - one of the most beautiful and safe transport systems in the world.
Sergey KuznetsovChief Architect of Moscow, deputy chairman of the jury
"We have serious experience in holding competitions for the development of architectural and artistic concepts of subway stations, and Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin has always supported us in this matter. And the results have consistently exceeded our expectations thanks to the talent and professionalism of the participants. Today, a part of 9 competition stations has been implemented, and it is time to announce a new competition, already the fifth. Russian and international teams are invited to participate, and it will not be easy to determine the winners. One thing for certain is that it will be another victory for Moscow. We have many interesting promising projects aimed at improving the quality of the urban environment and transport infrastructure, and some of them are successful due to the competition practice."
The station design options presented for the competition must correspond to the town-planning and cultural-historical features of the location area, be modern, technological, comfortable for all categories of the population, convenient from the point of view of navigation.
To take part in the competition, you are to fill out an application before May 21 on the competition website. At the first qualifying stage, it will be necessary to present a portfolio of relevant projects and an essay describing the key ideas of the architectural and artistic design of the two stations. The second stage is devoted to work on competitive projects - five finalists will finalize their ideas in accordance with the requirements of the expanded technical specifications, and then present the final concepts. On August 20, the jury will determine the winning projects, which will be subsequently implemented.
Mars GazizullinChairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Mosinzhproekt, jury member
Although the situation in the country is difficult at the moment, we still continue working on the development of the Moscow metro as a general contractor and designer. The metro is not just the basis of the Moscow transport system, it is one of the main symbols of the Russian capital, and the interior of these stations for us is higly important. Since 2011, 98 km of new lines and 48 stations have been built with the participation of our specialists. During this time, we held 4 similar competitions. They determined the appearance of 9 stations, two of them - Solntsevo and Novoperedelkino - were introduced in 2018 as part of the Kalinin-Solntsevskaya line, and we plan to complete another Karamyshevskaya station on the Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line before the end of this year. The commissioning of the remaining stations in the BKL is expected in the next two to three years. Today, taking into account previous experience, we expect from the participants high-quality, thoughtful and original projects worthy of the level of the Moscow metro - the recognized pearl of architecture, one of the most beautiful and safe transport systems in the world. You have a unique chance to make your own contribution to its development!