Mosinzhproekt is the competition organizer
Open international competition was launched in line with development of the architectural appearance of the Ostrov Mechty and Zagorye metro stations on the prospective Biryulyovskaya metro line. Applications for participation should be submitted by 28 April 2022.
Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding, being a general designer and general contractor to build the new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro, is the competition organising authority. Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction, presides at the competition jury panel. The jury panel also includes Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, Viktor Kozlovsky, Head of the Moscow Metro, as well as the industry-leading experts. Agency for Strategic Development CENTER is the competition operator.
“The new line will improve transport services in the south of the capital city, comprising the dynamically developing sites of ZIL and Nagatinsky Zaton, as well as the housing blocks included into the renovation programme. The traffic load will lessen at the central sections of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya and Zamoskvoretskaya lines, the intensity of traffic will decrease, thus improving the ecological situation in the districts”, said Andrey Bochkarev.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that Mosinzhproekt is launching an open competition in line with development of the architectural appearance of the metro stations for the sixth time already. Pursuant to the outcome of the previous competitions, the unique design is already approved for 11 stations of the capital city’s metro, four of which are already servicing the passengers.
“In the course of the Biryulyovskaya line construction, it is envisioned to use the state-of-art building materials and heavy-duty equipment, including, in particular, tunnel boring machines of 10 metres in diameter. The tasks related to integration of the design solutions with the current urban environment shall be addressed through application of the digital technologies”, added Yuri Kravtsov.
Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow, said that more than a hundred competitions had already been launched since 2012 under the patronage of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow (Moskomarkhitektura), including those related to the metro.
“The Moscow metro explicitly reflects the current era, and this is exactly when, at the turning points of history, the new trends in art and culture appear, simply being more than just masterpieces. For those in creative professions, which architects certainly are, this means invaluable experience and opportunity”, specified Kuznetsov.
The practice of launching professional competitions related to development of the architectural and artistic appearance of the metro stations was re-introduced in Moscow in 2014 at the initiative of Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow.
Russian and foreign architecture firms can take part in the international competition in line with development of the architectural appearance of the two stations of the Moscow Metro.
In order to take part, it is required to fill out an application on the official website of the competition www.design-metro.ru by 28 April and, at the first qualifying stage, it is requested to submit a portfolio of the relevant projects as well as an essay discussing the core principles of the architectural and artistic appearance of the stations.
In August the jury panel will single out the projects subject to subsequent implementation.