Open International Competition for Development of the Architectural and Artistic Concept of Moscow Metro Stations

22 November, 2017 – 17 April, 2018Moscow

The Competition responds the challenge to find the unique architectural-artistic solutions for interiors of passenger areas and entrance halls of the two new metro stations - “Nagatinsky zaton” and “Klenoviy bulvar”.

Marat KhusnullinDeputy Mayor of Moscow in the Government of Moscow on Urban Development Policy and Construction

«The experience of conducting architectural competitions in order to determine the appearance of the metro stations has proved its worth. Now an international competition has been announced for the search of individual solutions for creating the appearance of two stations of the Third interchange circuit – “Nagatinsky zaton” and “Klenoviy bulvar”. One of the most beautiful metro in the world is in Moscow and we need to keep this brand. Architectural competitions should attract new interesting ideas in the design of the underground». 

Objects of the competition

Nagatinsky Zaton station

the eastern section of the Third interchange circuit, following to the Pechatniki station. Its concourse will be located in the beginning of the Kolomenskaya Street.

«Klenoviybulvar» station

the eastern section of theThird interchange circuit, following to the Nagatinsky Zaton station and similar to it in design. It will be located at the intersection of the Klenoviy Boulevard and the Kolomenskaya embankment near the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve.

At the project – the station is in a subsurface section of the Metro line, with one concourse and side-facing platforms.

According the competition the the concepts must meet the following criteria:

  • The artistic decisions for the stations should blend harmoniously with the town-planning, historical and cultural environment of the region they are located in;
  • Comfortable and safe transportation for all population categories must be met;
  • Suitable applicative usage of space taking into account all the technical requirements of the Moscow Metro must be provided;
  • Usage of state-of-the-art technologies, durable and eco-friendly materials is welcomed;
  • Unified and clear for understanding navigation system should be used at the stations.


Metro is traditionally viewed as a projection of above-ground urban environment; together they form an integrated image of the city.

Several factors traditionally influence the architectural look of the Moscow Metro stations: ›

  • Global historical and cultural context traditionally bears the principal ideology of the epoch and comprises historical, cultural, economical and political aspects on a countrywide scale.
  • Local historical and cultural context shapes a station identity to its location and includes historical and socio-cultural aspects on a regional level. ›
  • Urban context includes specifics of city district type, city and district development plans, urban environment parameters, established onsite restrictions, demographic situation, traffic conditions and so on.

Competition Schedule

November 22 Start of the competition

Until January 10 Receiving Applications

January 17 Jury session. Selection of Finalists

Until March 1 Work at competition concepts

March 13 Jury deliberations, selection of best Proposals

April 17 Results summarizing