23/01/2018

10 Finalists of Competition

10 Finalists of Competition
  • 10 Finalists of Competition
The first qualifying stage of the International competition for the development of the Architectural and Artistic concept of the new Moscow metro stations "Nagatinsky zaton" and "Klenovy bulvar" is complete. The jury has selected 10 teams that will finalize their proposed ideas in the second stage of the competition.     

Nagatinsky Zaton Station Nomination

Klenovy Bulvar Station Nomination 

The competition began on November 22, 2017. The first stage was the selection phase.   

“In total, 51 applications were submitted to the organizing committee, 9 of which were from international consortia, including specialists from Argentina, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands and Ukraine,” said Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development and Construction.      

Both Russian and foreign architectural bureaus with a representative office in Russia or acting in a consortium with a Russian partner were able to participate.     

“Under the terms of the competition, each application must contain a visualization of key ideas of architectural and artistic design, and a textual description of future stations, as well as a portfolio of competition participants,” said Mars Gazizullin, General Director of Mosinzhproekt.     

At the end of the selection stage of the competition, Mars Gazizullin said: “I note that the wide geography of the competition participants and the international format assumes a high level of competition and provides an impetus for the birth of non-standard architectural thought. This is very important for us, because unlike most metropolitan areas of the world where the subway only performs a transport function, in Moscow, the metro is part of its cultural heritage. And we are obliged to sustain the historical level, with the expectation that the stations built today will also take their rightful place in the architectural and artistic history of the Moscow metro in the future.”    

“The metro is an object whose features depend on a certain epoch. The competition is the best way to find the optimum advanced solution to develop a new architectural layer In addition, it is a ‘professional elevator’. It turns out that the competition for the architectural look of the metro is of particular interest to new offices that are able to show their potential and engage in something serious. Today’s competition has once again shown that young talents have something to say. This inexhaustible forge of ideas is one of the advantages of this format,” said Sergei Kuznetsov, chief architect of Moscow. “In addition, I note that the work of experts and the jury is becoming more qualified. For our part, we are also acquiring some skills, are looking at the selection of materials, the possibility of construction, and selecting what can be implemented qualitatively. We would like to see that the projects we are selecting now are even better than those in the past.”      

At the second stage, the participants have the task of refining their ideas by offering unique artistic solutions to the interiors and entrance pavilions of the two new metro stations. The concepts should be harmoniously combined with the town-planning and cultural and historical context of their location, be time resistant, practically feasible, adapted to the movement of all categories of the population, and also be convenient from the point of view of navigation.