The winners of the contest will be announced in August

“10 finalists have been shortlisted in an open competition to develop the architectural design of the Ostrov Mechty and Zagorye stations on the prospective Biryulyovskaya Line”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The Biryulyovskaya Line will improve transport services in the south of Moscow, comprising the dynamically developing sites of ZIL and Nagatinsky Zaton, as well as the housing blocks included into the renovation programme. Considering the importance of this project for the city and Muscovites, it was decided to hold an architectural competition to design the prospective stations, Ostrov Mechty and Zagorye. Ten finalists have been selected, five for each station”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

The head of the Construction Complex, who heads the competition jury, specified that 71 companies took part in the competition, in total. Whilst the finalists were being chosen, applications, portfolios, essays and visualisations were considered. The bidders’ offers were also verified to be in line with the urban planning and cultural and historical context of the areas where the stations will be located.

“I am certain that based on the competition results we will be able to select the best offers and build unique stations that will take their rightful place on the metro map”, said the Deputy Mayor.

For his part, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that the competition jury had done a lot of work and had selected the most interesting bids out of many.

“Eight individual participants and two consortia have been selected. There is no doubt that Ostrov Mechty and Zagorye will have a beautiful architectural appearance, consistent with the spirit of the times and in line with the traditions of the Moscow Metro. The builders will face a serious professional challenge to implement the original designs for the two stations on the Biryulyovskaya Line. Once implemented, Muscovites will be able to appreciate not only the architecture, but also the convenience of the new routes”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

He recalled that this is the sixth time Mosinzhproekt is organising an open architectural competition to design new metro stations.

Upon the jury’s decision, the finalists of the competition are

In the nomination “Ostrov Mechty”:

• Alexey Ilin Architects LLC (Moscow, Russia);

• Consortium led by Evgeny Leonov Architect (Moscow, Russia), which includes United Riga Architects (Riga, Latvia);

• TOTEMENT/PAPER LLC (Moscow, Russia);

• YuNK Interior LLC (Moscow, Russia);

• Consortium led by Blank Architects CJSC (Moscow, Russia), which includes Clancy Engineering LLC (Moscow, Russia).

In the nomination “Zagorye”:


• Architectural Bureau by Timur Bashkaev, LLC (Moscow, Russia);

• Sole entrepreneur Danila Sergeyevich Tsarkov (DDD Architects) (Moscow, Russia);

• YuNK Interior LLC (Moscow, Russia);

• AI-ARCHITECTS LLC (Moscow, Russia).

During the second stage of the competition, the finalists will refine their designs according to the requirements of the advanced terms of reference and submit the final concepts. The winners will be announced at the final jury session in August this year.

The 21 km long Biryulyovskaya Line will accommodate 10 stations. Commissioning of the new radial line will improve transport services in the south and south-east of Moscow. The line will go through seven districts: Danilovsky, Nagatinsky Zaton, Moskvorechye-Saburovo, Tsaritsyno, Biryulyovo Zapadnoye, Biryulyovo Vostochnoye, and Pechatniki.