Design and decoration work is in progress at the Vnukovo station platform of the Solntsevskaya metro line extension section, with part of the tunnel walls and floor already clad with granite, 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.

“Granite slabs of grey colour are used to decorate the tunnel walls of the Vnukovo station. Gaps are specially cut for inserts of polygonal aluminium panels in their rows”, said Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

According to Deputy Mayor, the aluminium panels would look like polished stainless steel.

“The intricately shaped panels will also decorate the ceiling: steel-coloured elements will be combined with dark blue ones. A framework for their installation is already in place, with pre-installation of utilities and installation of lighting fixtures under the ceiling”, noted Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

Mr. Yuri Kravtsov, CEO, Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that the architectural appearance of the station was inspired by civil aviation and, in particular, by the work of the Tupolev Design Bureau, after which the Vnukovo airport was named.

“The ‘Tupolev Design Bureau Civil Aircrafts and Portraits of Their Designers’ art composition digitally printed on aluminium panels will be placed at the beginning of the platform. The composition will be seen not only from the platform, but also at the entrance to the station”, informed Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the engineering holding also clarified that the in-situ concreting was still in progress in the area adjacent to the entrance concourse, upon completion of which the integration with the pedestrian crossing leading to the Vnukovo airport would be carried out.

Recall that the commissioning of the new Solntsevskaya Line section, which includes the Pykhtino station, the Vnukovo station and the metro bridge over the Likova River, will improve transport services in Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts (TiNAO) of Moscow, and Vnukovo will become the first airport in Russia with its own metro station.