International Competition for the Development of the Architectural Appearance of Ostrov Mechty and Zagorye Metro Stations

17 March – 3 August 2022

The open international competition for the development of architectural design of two Moscow Metro stations — Ostrov Mechty and Zagorye — is being held with support from the Moscow government and Sergey Kuznetsov, the chief architect of Moscow. The competition is organized by the Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies, the main designer and general contractor of Moscow metro development programs. Agency for Strategic Development CENTER is the operator of the competition.

Objects of the competition. Ostrov Mechty, a transfer station with Technopark station of the Zamoskvoretskaya line, located near the theme park; Zagorye, a projected station of the Biryulyovskaya line with one lobby located near the Tsaritsyno natural-historical park.

Objective. Discovering the optimal architectural and artistic design for the passenger zones and entrance halls of the stations.

Format. International, two-stage, open.

Andrey BochkaryovDeputy Mayor of Moscow in Urban Planning and Construction

The new line will improve transport services in the south of the capital, including the rapidly developing areas of ZIL and Nagatinskiy Zaton, as well as the renovation neighborhoods under construction. The plan is to remove load from the central sections of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya and Zamoskvoretskaya lines, reducing traffic intensity and improving the environmental situation in the areas

Participants. Russian and foreign (in consortium) architectural bureaus that are able to attract designers, engineers, planners, and specialists in economics and financial modeling to their team.

Jury. Leading professionals in architecture, design, and urban planning. The chairman of the jury is Andrey Bochkaryov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government for Urban Policy and Construction. The jury also includes Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow and First Deputy Chairman of Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow, Yuri Kravtsov, CEO of Mosinzhproekt JSC, and Viktor Kozlovskiy, Head of the Moscow Metro.

Sergey KuznetsovChief Architect of Moscow

At all times and in all circumstances, our primary objective is to pursue architectural standards of the highest quality, and competitions are a versatile tool for this. The Moscow Metro directly reflects the modern era. Turning points in history create not just masterpieces, but new directions in art and culture

Finalists. The jury will select a winner for each metro station at its final meeting based on who submits the best concept. The winners will have the opportunity to accept a contract for the development of a booklet on the station’s architectural and urban planning solutions to obtain a “Certificate of approval for the architectural and urban solution for a capital construction project” and for the supervision of design and construction work on their proposal.

Prize fund. Each finalist will receive an award of 400,000 rubles, including all taxes and fees.

Yuri KravtsovCEO of Mosinzhproekt JSC

We will be using modern construction materials and powerful equipment in the construction, in particular, tunnel boring machines with a diameter of 10 meters. Our purpose is to link this project with the current urban environment using digital technology

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