Competitions results for the first stage of the Moscow Metro Station for Solntsevo and Novoperedelkino have been announced. Aiming to revive the tradition of unique designs for Moscow metro stations since the 1930s-50s, this is the first time in the recent expansion of Moscow's Metro system that a competition has been used to find an architect.
The jury at the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow has chosen 10 finalists out of approximately 100 entries who will continue to work on the architectural design concepts of the stations until November. See images of all ten proposals after the break.
Shortlisted for the second stage of the competition were 5 teams with projects for the station Solntsevo:
- Nefa Architects (Nefaresearch) (Moscow, Russia)
- Anton Barklyanski (Moscow, Russia)
- Rosproekt M (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
- Rhizome Group (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
- Wall (Moscow, Russia)
And 5 teams with projects for Novoperedelkino:
- Gerber Architekten (Dortmund, Germany)
- FAS(t) (Moscow, Russia)
- Variant Studio (Riga, Latvia)
- VOX Architects (Boris Voskoboynikov studio, Moscow, Russia)
- U-R-A | United Riga Architects (Riga, Latvia)
This competition is being held by the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, and by the Department of Urban Development and Construction together with KB Strelka. From over 600 applications received by the official website competition, 96 projects were admitted for consideration by the jury. Of these projects, 22 projects were executed by foreign architects from the Netherlands, Germany, India, France, Spain, Great Britain, Canada, Italy, and others.
The chief architect of Moscow, Sergey Kuznetsov, stated "I believe that very interesting teams have entered into the final and I want to highlight that in an open international competition the projects of young architects have made it into the shortlist. This suggests that contests are performing their function of serving as professional boosts. This is very positive for the formation of a young and talented generation of architects."
The prize fund of 3.9 million rubles will be divided among the 10 finalists, with the winners of each station project scheduled to be announced in mid-November 2014.
See the gallery below for more images of all the shortlisted proposals. More info about the projects can be found here.