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  7. WALL Designs New Paveletskaya Transit Hub for Moscow

WALL Designs New Paveletskaya Transit Hub for Moscow

  • 08:00 - 4 February, 2016
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WALL Designs New Paveletskaya Transit Hub for Moscow
WALL Designs New Paveletskaya Transit Hub for Moscow, Logistics level. View of the inclined part of the square. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau
Logistics level. View of the inclined part of the square. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau

Over the past 20 years, the urban environment of Moscow's Paveletskaya Central Station has been degrading, suspending potential development of the area. Early in 2015, it was placed on a list of 256 transport hubs to be developed in Moscow, resulting in the Paveletskaya hub –- a proposal by WALL Architectural Bureau to redevelop the train station.

Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau
Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau

The redevelopment plan seeks to preserve the historic tradition of including park space in railway station squares, while also creating a new Aero Express terminal and developing hotels and business areas nearby. Four different territory interventions are consolidated in this proposal, connecting crowd flow from Paveletskaya Metro station, urban traffic, suburban/long-distance train and public transport traffic in a three-dimensional spatial system.

Model. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau
Model. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau

The design of the park incorporates both vertical and horizontal geometry, redefining the “city square” with a topographic landscape that covers the infrastructure beneath it. Separate from the park, there will be underground space, hotels and apartments along with a new Aero Express Terminal.

New Terminal building with public spaces and logistics areas on the ground floor, hostel of CITIZEN-M HOTEL type and public space on the top floor. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau
New Terminal building with public spaces and logistics areas on the ground floor, hostel of CITIZEN-M HOTEL type and public space on the top floor. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau

Creating a park in the area will not only preserve the character of the place, but also emphasize the role of the square in the city, incorporating it into pedestrian routes and creating a variety of spaces for outdoor activities. All commercial components of the project are located underground.

View of the square from Paveletskaya Central Station . Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau
View of the square from Paveletskaya Central Station . Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau

The wings of this underground space are connected to a “logistics level,” which controls pedestrian and transit movement, and can be entered from the square.

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Cite: Eric Oh. "WALL Designs New Paveletskaya Transit Hub for Moscow" 04 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/781323/wall-architectural-bureau-designs-new-paveletskaya-transit-hub-for-moscow/> ISSN 0719-8884
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