First stainless steel pylons shaped as arched portals are ready

“Production of metal arches that will be the main design element of the Rizhskaya station platform on the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro has started”, said 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.

“One of the Moscow companies has started to produce metal arches which are the main design element of the platform section of the Rizhskaya BCL station under construction. The first stainless steel pylons shaped as arched portals are ready. A total of 16 pylons will be produced, then they will arrive at the construction site”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the head of the Construction Complex, the portals will serve as passageways from the station central hall to the platforms, by eight on each side. LED lights will be placed on the edges of the arches to emphasize their shape.

“The builders are planning to start mounting the metal pylons following completion of the main structures of the platform”, added Andrey Bochkarev.

According to Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, the station design was selected by an open architectural competition.

“The in-situ concreting at the Rizhskaya station is 90% complete. Waterproofing is 87% complete and installation of utility systems for the station is underway. Architectural and finishing work is being carried out in zones of the concourse and interchange to the same name station of Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line. Finishing of the platform section will start in summer following the completion of laying concrete”, explained Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the holding recalled that Rizhskaya is a deep-level underground station, being built at a depth of 63 metres in complicated geological engineering conditions. The new station of the Big Circle Line will improve transport services in the adjacent areas.

In addition to Rizhskaya, the north-eastern section comprises the Sokolniki and Maryina Roshcha stations under construction, a connecting line to the Nizhegoroskoye electric depot, and the already open Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo and Elektrozavodskaya stations, temporarily operating as part of the Nekrasovskaya metro line.

Construction of the Big Circle Line is the main project of the Moscow Metro construction. It will be more than 70 kilometres long, with 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers.

Recall that Moscow is hosting a photo exhibition “Big Circle for a Big City” dedicated to the BCL construction. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding operates as the strategic partner of the exhibition, and MIP-Stroy 1 LLC is the partner of the exposition.

The exhibition can be viewed at two exhibition areas in Moscow. It will be held from April 4 to 17 at the open space of Nikitsky Boulevard. Visitors to “Big Circle for a Big City” will be able to immerse themselves in the history of implementation of this large-scale project by taking a photo tour of the new stations of the new circle already open and the ones that are still under construction.