PREPARATION FOR THE MOSAICS INSTALLATION HAS STARTED AT THE NAGATINSKY ZATON STATION

There will be 12 large fish mosaics

The central artistic design elements, mosaic panels depicting the fish of the water basins of the Moscow region, will soon be installed at the Nagatinsky Zaton station on the eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Metro. This was informed by Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“Architectural finishing has started on the passenger area of the Nagatinsky Zaton station. On the two side platforms, the floors are laid with light granite. Installation of the central artistic design elements will soon start here: 12 large fish images executed in technology of mosaic panel made of natural stone will be placed along both platforms”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the head of the Construction Complex, the wall cladding with white marble is scheduled to begin in the second half of April.

“The architectural and finishing work on the station’s ticket hall will also start soon”, specified Andrey Bochkarev.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, recalled that the design of the Nagatinsky Zaton metro station was selected as a result of the open architectural competition organised by Mosinzhproekt.

“Under the winning concept, the architectural design of the station complex is dedicated to the inhabitants of the rivers of the Moscow region, in particular Nagatinsky Zaton. In addition to decorative panels on the platform area, the wall of the ticket hall will feature images of various fish species with brief descriptions, which will be made by milling marble”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

The eastern section of the BCL, in addition to Nagatinsky Zaton, includes the stations of Klenovy Bulvar, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki. The eastern section is 11 km long. Its opening will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.