Panels are resistant to the external disturbance

“The state-of-the-art highly durable materials are used in the architectural finishing of the passenger area at​​the Klenovy Bulvar station at 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 Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct the new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“In the course of architectural and finishing activities on the platform, in the escalator zone and the concourses of the Klenovy Bulvar station on the BCL metro line, the light-weight and durable honeycomb panels are used. Their aluminum frame is shaped as a hexagonal honeycomb, and the outer surface is made of the mirror-polished stainless steel and alloyed aluminum featuring a decorative coating”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

As per the Deputy Mayor, mounting is being done onto the concealed fixings, with the narrowest gaps between the panels.

“Decorative panels are resistant to the external effects. They are immune to corrosion, are not sensitive to the temperature fluctuations and high-humidity conditions”, specified Andrey Bochkarev.

According to Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, owing to the use of an innovative load-bearing frame and light-weight sheathing, this design has a higher resistance to the operational loads.

“The panels are non-toxic, produce no harmful effect on the environment, and are fireproof. The multi-layer panels enable creation of various non-rectilinear shaped patterns, without weighting thereof. Specifically, this material was used to build the suspended ceiling of the station, resembling a dome in its outline, being a traditional element of the Russian architecture”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

The Head of the Engineering Holding reminded that the architectural appearance of the Klenovy Bulvar station will symbolically refer to the architecture of the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, located in the vicinity on the grounds of the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve. The design was selected in the course of the open international architectural competition.

In addition to Klenovy Bulvar, the eastern section of the Big Circle Line of the metro, about 11 km long, comprises the stations of Pechatniki, Nagatinsky Zaton and Tekstilshchiki as well. Opening of the section will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.