The architectural ceiling design has been completed at the Nagatinsky Zaton station on the eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro, according to Mr. Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Planning and Construction.

The Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor for the construction of new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The design concept of the Nagatinsky Zaton station complex comes from its geographical location – the station is located on a half-isle surrounded by water on three sides.

Therefore, the image the architects used to create the design is completely obvious – it is dedicated to the inhabitants of the Moscow region rivers. As they enter the station, passengers will already be immersed in the water theme – the ceiling of the ground concourse is designed in the form of a giant wavy scale. Thousands of metal scales form a unique wave surface”, noted Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

The head of the Construction Complex also added that the area of the decorative ceiling structure was 115 square metres. The ground pavilion itself is concise and made of glass.

According to Mr. Konstantin Maslakov, Director General of MIPSTROY 1 (the leading construction division of the Mosinzhproekt GC), more than 26,000 decorative elements were installed to implement the architectural concept of the ceiling.

“Individual 8 by 14 cm elements were used to create the complex wave surface of the ceiling in the form of a fish scale. They are made of oxidized steel, which gives the general construction a golden hue. To link the tens of thousands of decorative scales and create a three-dimensional surface, a special digital model of the ceiling was developed. The 3D model detailed the real location of all the components as well as the internal engineering content”, said Mr. Konstantin Maslakov.

Recall that the eastern BCL section consists of four stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki, and Tekstilshchiki. Its opening will improve transport accessibility of a number of districts in the southeast of Moscow.

The Big Circle Line is the main metro construction project in the capital. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers. The Big Circle Line will connect the existing and future lines of the Moscow Metro.

On 30 December, Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, performed a technical launch of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro.

“Congratulations on a great event in the Moscow Metro, the completion of the last 10-kilometre section of the Big Circle Line, which is the largest project in the world of circle metro lines and the largest project in the Moscow Metro history”, said Mr. Sergei Sobyanin.