CONCOURSE OF THE NAGATINSKY ZATON STATION IS DECORATED WITH GIANT FISH MINIATURES

“Images of inhabitants of Moscow region water bodies have been mounted in the concourse of the Nagatinsky Zaton station on the eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to construct new stations of the Moscow metro.

“The installation of the concourse artistic elements has been completed: the walls of the underground section have been decorated with eleven fish images. They exactly repeat the realistic mosaic panels located on the station platform, only in a reduced size, using the marble milling technique, followed by surface filling with paint”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.

As noted by Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIPSTROY 1 (part of the Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies), the area around the station is being landscaped, the work is in its active phase.

“We are completing the cladding of the outdoor ventilation kiosks, the emergency exit and the entrance pavilion. The vent kiosks will be integrated into a pergola, a decorative canopy wall. This landscaping element enables you to design an urban space. It will visually separate the square with the above-ground pavilion from the surrounding territory: it will camouflage and decorate the engineering structures”, said Konstantin Maslakov.

The head of MIPSTROY 1 added that the pergolas serve not only as an art object, but also have a practical function: they will protect Muscovites and visitors to the city from the heat of the sun and bad weather. The foundation and concrete base of the canopy wall are currently being prepared.

The eastern section of the BCL with a total length of 11 km includes four stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki. Its opening will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow. Creation of the Big Circle Line is the principal project of the Moscow Metro construction.

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 link the existing and prospective lines of the Moscow Metro.