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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils images for Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow

Russia Architecture News - Sep 2, 2020 - 15:29   1592 views

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils images for Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow

Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design the new Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow, Russia

The project will support the growth of passenger capacity at the Moscow Metro, the new metro "to expand to serve the city’s increasing population that has grown by more than 3 million (over 30%) to 12.5 million people in the past 20 years."

ZHA's design features transparent glass wall with a fluid-formed entrance unit and slender oval-shaped roof completes the structure as sleek and pure design. 

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils images for Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow

"The new Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line (Large Circle Line) is the city’s third orbital metro line and will significantly increase the capacity and connectivity of the network," said ZHA in its press release. 

"Approximately 58 million passengers have already used its sections that opened in 2018. The entire new orbital metro line will be almost 70km in length when completed in the coming years."

Named Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2, ZHA's new station will be built at the heart of the Nagatinsky Zaton district in the city’s southeast, the new station will be the interchange between the orbital Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line and the future Biryulevskaya Line that will connect Kuryanovo and Biryulyovo districts to the south directly with the city centre.

"Located at Klenoviy Boulevard’s intersection with Kolomenskaya Street to optimise convenience for residents throughout the district, the new station will also offer access to the popular Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve and its 390-hectacre park on the banks of the Moscow River," added ZHA.

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils images for Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow

The design, providing intuitive navigation throughout, incorporates new innovations in lighting and passenger information systems to define the next generation of stations on Moscow’s renowned metro system.

ZHA created a series of columns on the station’s platforms, which are shaped to express instances of the same form being marginally distorted as it moves through space. Each column has a slight variation in form to "signify its distance from the centre of the platform."

The columns will act as "arrows’ that direct passengers and also integrate lines of light on the ceiling and the floors to provide way-finding, functional lighting and signify platform edges.

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils images for Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow

As ZHA highlights, "the station’s lighting has been developed to enrich the environment and orientate travellers as they navigate through its spaces." 

Platform lighting conditions are adjusted to inform waiting passengers of a train’s impending arrival, while a dynamic lighting system further enhances passenger orientation throughout the station.

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils images for Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow

Defined by intuitive navigation, Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 connects residents and visitors to Nagatinsky Zaton with all of Moscow via the city’s expanding metro network. 

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils images for Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow

"Designed to make transport comfortable, enjoyable and safe, the station integrates new technologies that adjusts interior environment conditions to enhance passengers’ experience and provide clear, real-time information of the network," added ZHA.

Project facts

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
ZHA Design Director: Christos Passas
ZHA Team: Anna Uborevic-Borovskaya, Mihai-Dragos Potra, Alex Turner, Liudmila Harrison-Jones

Consortium Members: Systematica, Krost, Metropolis Group, Rider Levett Bucknall
Lighting Design: ARUP Lighting (Giulio Antonutto, Pavlina Akritas)

All images courtesy of ZHA

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