Zaha Hadid Architects Designs New Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Neighbourhood in Moscow

Diverse Ecology of Spaces

Zaha Hadid Architects'
design of the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighbourhood in Moscow aims to create an urban environment of ecological technology that seamlessly integrates natural and human-made systems

Rublyovo Arkhangelskoye

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Client: JSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye
ZHA Project Directors: Patrik Schumacher, 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

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) working with TPO Pride Architects (Russia) has been selected as one of the consortiums to build the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighbourhood. The jury of the invited competition also selected two further consortiums to develop the project: Nikken Sekkei (Japan) with UNK Project (Russia); and Archea Associati (Italy) with ABD Architects (Russia).

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will include new homes for 66,500 residents in addition to new schools, medical clinics, transport infrastructure and shopping districts, as well as new civic and cultural institutions. The neighbourhood will also accommodate 800,000 sqm of office space for Moscow's growing financial, consulting, legal and auditing sectors. In total, 4 million sqm of new buildings will be developed over 460 hectares to the west of Moscow. A third of the neighbourhood will be parklands and forest bordering the Moscow River with a 30-hectare lake at its centre.

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With Moscow's population increasing by more than 3 million people (over 30%) to 12.4 million in the past 20 years, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye is integral to accommodating the Russian capital's continued growth without increasing congestion in the centre of the city. As an important new residential, employment, civic and cultural hub, a new 19km metro line is scheduled to begin construction in 2020 to connect Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye with the Shelepikha interchange station of Moscow's Metro system.

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will be a global benchmark for smart, sustainable cities. Supported by the EDF Group's platform for 3D simulations of energy and urban scenarios, the project will optimise consumption and production of sustainable local energy sources, while integrating electric mobility, new technologies, services and infrastructure to increase connectivity and efficiencies. In fact, smart technologies are embedded within the urban fabric of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye. JSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will continue to work with the selected consortiums to develop the design and construct the new neighbourhood.

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Zaha Hadid Architects' proposal for Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye is a phased development designed to enhance residents' interactions with each other, with nature and with new technologies. The design creates a diverse ecology of spaces for living, working, education and leisure that encourage engagement and communication. Christos Passas, Project Director at Zaha Hadid Architects, explained: "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."
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