Big Circle Line (BCL)
The station was opened on April 1, 2021
- Mosinzhproekt is the managing company to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.
The station was opened as part of the first stage of the Western section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) covering a distance of 4.6 km, together with the Narodnoye Opolcheniye station. Terekhovo and Kuntsevskaya stations are under construction as part of the second start-up phase of the Western section of the BCL – the work is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
The architectural solution of Mnyovniki station:
The architectural appearance of the station was selected during the international competition. The station was designed in an avant-garde style. The basis of the design is a bright red object in the center of the platform, associated with the works of Kazimir Malevich, the founder of Suprematism, The red beams of the struts pierce the inclined course of the escalators.
Another architectural feature of the station is a partial increase in the height of the main concourse and the formation of an atrium with natural lighting. In the lining of walls and ceilings, materials are used, imitating concrete surfaces of three shades of gray. The floor is made of light gray granite.
Starting from 2014 Moscow has resumed the practice of holding international competitions to select an architectural image for new stations. During this time, several design concepts were selected according to the results of contests.
The design concept of the Mnyovniki station selected in 2016. The winner of the contest – Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau, ABTB.
Mnyovniki station is located in the northern part of the Mnyovnikovskaya Poyma. Two underground concourses exit to surface transport stops, prospective residential, and public developments. Based on the station, it is planned to build a transport and interchange hub (TIH) with residential, public, business, and social facilities. One of the objects is a 13-story multifunctional complex. Mosinzhproekt is building it today, and in the future, it will house the head office of the engineering holding company.
The station is equipped with modern smoke control, ventilation, water supply, firefighting, communications, and power supply.
The landscaping project adjacent to the metro station includes landscaping of about 2.1 ha, 6, 700 square meters allocated for landscaping, planting of about 50 large trees, over 4,000 shrubs and perennial flowers, and the installation of square perennial flower beds. Near the station, there will be benches and bicycle parking placed, two station pavilions for public transport will be placed. In the future, new access roads will be built from Glavmosstroy passage to Mnevniki station to provide more comfortable traffic of ground public transport.
The Big Circle Line is a key project for developing the Moscow metro network and one of the most significant projects in global metro construction. The length of the BCL will be 70 km and will accommodate 31 metro stations. The BCL will become the longest circular subway line in the world, overtaking the 2nd Ring Line in Beijing.
The BCL will connect the existing and prospective radial metro lines, as well as the Moscow Central Circle and the Moscow Central Diameter (MCD) and lessen the load on the existing Circle Line and adjacent sections of radial lines, as well as operating stations in the center of the capital. BCL will allow passengers to choose the most convenient routes when moving around the city, reduce travel time and provide comfort when using the metro. In addition, the commissioning of the BCL partially relieves the traffic arteries, thereby having a positive impact on the environmental situation in the capital.
Mosinzhproekt is designing and building on all sections of the BCL. By the summer of 2021, 12 stations of the new circle line are in operation, including Delovoi Tsentr, Shelepikha, Khoroshyovskaya, CSKA and Petrovsky Park (opened as part of the first start-up section on February 26, 2018), Savyolovskaya (opened December 30, 2018), Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo and Nizhegorodskaya (opened March 27, 2020, along with four stations of the Nekrasovskaya line), Elektrozavodskaya (opened December 31, 2020), Mnyovniki and Narodnoye Opolcheniye (opened April 1, 2021).