Moscow Metro design competition launched

Moscow Metro design competition launched

The chief architect of Moscow Sergei Kuznetsov has announced the launch of an international competition for the design of three underground railway subway stations.

Contestants are requested to submit designs for for Sheremetyevo, Rzhevskaya and Strominka stations and the competition will focus on new materials, effective lighting and sustainability for the new stations.

“Moscow subway system is the most visited place in the city with 9 million daily passengers. So, its architecture has the biggest audience among all Moscow sites.  That is why it is very important for us to preserve traditions and raise the bar high.  We see this competition as a flagship promotion of high-quality projects, as well as an opportunity to raise the overall level of the architecture,” said Kuznetsov.

During the first qualifying stage, participants will need to provide an application, a portfolio and an essay describing key ideas for each of the three stations. The deadline for this stage is December 15, 2016.

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