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Nefa Architects Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Solntsevo Metro Station

Nefa Architects Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Solntsevo Metro Station
Nefa Architects Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Solntsevo Metro Station, Courtesy of Nefa Architects
Courtesy of Nefa Architects

Moscow-based architectural studio Nefa Architects (Nefaresearch) have been chosen to redesign the Solntsevo metro station. Their project, which is designed to “create a solar spray effect” on the station’s subterranean platform, won an international competition whose winners were ultimately chosen by Moscow’s citizens.

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Referencing Solntsevo’s historical “dacha” (barn) houses, the station’s entry pavilions will be punctured with circular perforations to allow light to transmit below-ground and illuminate the platform. Wayfinding will be provided by yellow graphics throughout the station.

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Courtesy of Nefa Architects
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"Solntsevo is named after ‘sun’ in Russian, so we were very lucky to be selected for this station, because sunlight is the main material of the architecture,” explains chief architect Dmitry Ovcharov.

The station is due to open in 2017.

  • Competition

    Moscow Metro Station for SOLNTSEVO
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Chief Architect

    Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Authors Team

    Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Mertsalova, Victor Kolupaev
  • Architect

    Margarita Kornienko
  • Navigation Design

    Victor Kolupaev
  • Lighting Engineers

    Kirill Savkin, Ekaterina Sadovnikova, Elena Sokolova (Light Buro)
  • Chief Engineer

    Sergey Kurepin
  • Organizer

    Strelka KB
  • Client

    MosInzhProekt
  • Area

    7800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2017

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Nefa Architects Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Solntsevo Metro Station" 05 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/575704/nefa-architects-chosen-to-redesign-moscow-s-solntsevo-metro-station/> ISSN 0719-8884
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