Zaha Hadid Architects Among Firms Chosen for Russian Mega-Smart City

Zaha Hadid Architects, working in collaboration with Russia-based TPO Pride Architects has been selected as one of three consortiums to realize the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighborhood in the West of the Russian capital Moscow.

The team will work with fellow winners Nikken Sekkei, UNK Project, Archea Associati, and ABD Architects to develop 4 million square meters of new buildings over 460 hectares. Over one-third of the new neighborhoods will be parklands and forest bordering the Moscow River, with a centerpiece 30-hectare lake.

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The urban region will include homes for 66,500 residents, as well as schools, clinics, transport infrastructure, shopping districts, and 800,000 square meters of office space to meet the demands of Moscow’s financial, consulting, and legal sectors.

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The masterplan is in response to rapid projected growth for Moscow, whose population has increased by 30% in the past 20 years. The project seeks to accommodate the city’s population growth without increasing congestion in the city center, instead installing a 19-kilometer metro line linking the two centers.

The masterplan is to be a “global benchmark for smart, sustainable cities” integrating electric mobilities, services, and smart technologies, with the natural world, permeating through the heart of the city to create “an urban environment of ecological technology that seamlessly integrates natural and human-made systems."

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Working with specialist teams in Russia and Europe, we developed a people-centric design for a smart interconnected city that brings people together not only through innovative technology but also through organising the public realm; building a community that integrates the natural aspects of the site with principles of openness and inclusivity in high quality architecture suited for the 21st century.
-Christos Passas, Project Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

News via: Zaha Hadid Architects

Client: JSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
ZHA Project Directors: Patrik Schumacher and Christos Passas
ZHA Project Associates: Hussam Chakouf, Eider Fernandez
ZHA Design Team: Kwanphil Cho,  Sattor Jabbor, Melhem Sfeir, Alicia Hidalgo, Ekaterina Smirnova, Maria Eleni Bali, Aleksandar Bursac, Duo Chen, Anna Uborevich-Borovskaya
ZHA BIM Specialists: Eckart Schwerdtfeger, Valeria Perco, Maria Avrami, Zsuzsanna Barát
ZHA Administrator: Nastasija Hahonina
ZHA Graphic Designer: Silviya Barzakova
ZHA Researcher: Vera Kichanova
ZHA Interpreter: Liudmila Harrison-Jones
Local Architects: TPO Pride
Transport Systems Engineering: Systematica
Civil/ Infrastructure Engineering: Metropolis
Landscape Design: Arteza
Urban Lighting: Arup Lighting
Environmental Simulations: Rheologic
Creative Functional Programming: Citymakers
Identity and Branding Strategy: Instid
Urban Planning Consultant: Lawrence Barth
Financial Modelling: Pricewaterhouse Cooper
Cost Consultant: Rider Levett Bucknall

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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "Zaha Hadid Architects Among Firms Chosen for Russian Mega-Smart City" 08 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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