- Client: City of Moscow
- Team: AREP in joint venture with Spectrum Group
- Competition: 2017
Providing the city with a green sanctuary
The project aims to preserve nature and most of the fifty-year-old trees by placing part of the urban scheme where the former Khrushchyovka buildings once stood.
We have created a large east-west green corridor that forms a green lung at the very heart of the project and brings to mind a densely planted linear "central park". It connects to the new urban blocks and is designed to accommodate child facilities.
Video Kuzminki projet by Etienne Tricaud (Crédit AREP 2018)
Creating new urban spaces
The north-south axis is dedicated to economic and cultural activities while also featuring recreational facilities in a landscaped setting that integrates seamlessly with the existing buildings. The southern exit of the metro station is highlighted by a landmark. The area is designed as a pedestrian esplanade providing smooth transitions to the Kuzminki forest through a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that connects to the new developments around the metro station. The development project takes its starting point at the Culture Centre forecourt and expands towards Volgodrasky Boulevard, thus allowing local residents to easily access the forest on foot or by bike.
Connecting the district to the transport network
The Kuzminki metro station is the evident focal point of the district. It acts as a veritable "city booster" within the greater Moscow area, stimulating the district's attractiveness by connecting to the Moscow transport network. Taller buildings featuring a more expressive design convey the idea of a hyper dense city centre.
- A 100-ha site to the south-east of Moscow
- 1 500 000 m² including 1 000 000 m² for housing and 500 000 m² for office and retail facilities.
- 17 000 people to be resettled