Zaha Hadid and Asadov win Moscow metro competition

14 September 2020
  • Zaha Hadid
  • Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid/ASADOV




Results announced in contest for two city station designs

The Fifth International Competition for the design of Mosco Metro Stations was launched earlier this year to find unique designs for passenger areas and entrance halls at two new stations. Now, the winners have been announced, with ASADOV architects taking first prize for the Prospekt Marshala Zhukova station on the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskaya line, and a consortium headed by Zaha Hadid architects winning with its entry for Klenovy Bulvar 2 station on the Biryulyovskaya line.

Zaha Hadid Architects incorporates several technological innovations within the design for the Klenovy Bulvar 2 station, allowing for the adjustment of environmental conditions to enhance passengers’ experience and provide clear, real-time information about the rail network. The station’s lighting has been developed to orientate travellers as they navigate through its spaces, while platform lighting conditions inform waiting passengers of a train’s impending arrival. A series of columns, developed as ‘arrows’, direct passengers and integrate lines of light on the ceiling and floors to provide way-finding and signify platform edges.

The architectural solution for the Prospekt Marshala Zhukova station is based on the design of the Russian Great Patriotic War medal, which symbolises courage, valour, and heroism. The concept offered by ASADOV uses ruby-tints, golden accents, and sharp geometric patterns throughout the station. As in Klenovy Buvar 2 station, the design emphasises the use of lighting, with delicate threads of golden light woven into a geometric pattern on the ceiling. The entrance pavilions are shaped like giant red triangles, which not only make the station’s entrance more visible, but also reference the arrows on war maps.

Lucy Nordberg
TenderStream Head of Research

This competition was first published by TenderStream on 16.04.2020 here

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