The metal portal arches, the main architectural elements of the Rizhskaya station of the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) are fully mounted. This was informed by Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.
Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build the new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.
“The arches serve as passageways for passengers from the centre of the platform section directly to the platforms. All 16 arches have now taken their places: eight on each side of the central hall. These portals are both functional and artistic elements of the station”, said Andrey Bochkarev.
The head of the Construction Complex recalled that the tunnel walls of the Rizhskaya station will have one style: cast-iron tunnel vaults would be an ornamental decoration and would emphasise the natural beauty of the metal.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that the artistic appearance of the station was selected during the international architectural competition organised by Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies.
“The installation of LED lights along the edges of the arches, which accentuate the shape of the portals and are part of the artistic composition, is nearing completion. They are also an important element of the platform’s architectural lighting. In addition, rows of lights have been installed along the central hall and both platforms”, added Yuri Kravtsov.
According to the head of the engineering holding, the installation of the station’s architectural lighting is nearly complete.
In addition to the Rizhskaya station, the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line includes the Sokolniki and Maryina Roshcha stations under construction and the Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo, Elektrozavodskaya, which are already built and temporarily operating as part of the Nekrasovskaya Line, as well as the connecting line in the Nizhegorodskoe electric depot.
Construction of the Big Circle Line is the main project of the Moscow Metro construction. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers.