Nikken Sekkei has been selected to develop a new smart project in Moscow

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Nikken Sekkei has been selected for the development of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, a new smart district in the western part of Moscow. This closed international competition for the Urban Planning and Architecture Concept for the comprehensive development of the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye territory, included detailed architectural, volumetric and spatial planning solutions for the developments in the first stage of the project’s implementation. The competition was organized by JSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Sberbank of Russia, from May 22 to October 3, 2018.

In keeping with Moscow’s new city plan which aims to decongest the city centre, the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye district is on the verge of a mega shift in infrastructure facilities in anticipation of the arrival of a metro station, Pavshino Railway Station and a bridge which will extend the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye highway by 2024. This opportunity enables the project to create a sustainable development, which will be spread over five phases, bringing the flexibility to diversify the residential, commercial and office facilities at every stage. 

The Nikken Sekkei team
, which worked in a consortium with UNK Project, D&S and JLL, presented the creation of a “Linked City” where the architectural environment closely interacts with nature, and smart technologies are incorporated to create a city of the future. The plan emphasizes the importance of communication amongst the residents, and facilitates this interaction by providing a large number of public spaces, including all-weather spaces. The plan also creates the foundations for the development of a creative environment, which in turn encourages the growth of enterprises. In other words, a well-connected and integrated neighbourhood with amenities within easy reach, direct contact with nature, and new technology to make life simply easier; a pedestrian and family friendly place where residents and visitors can enjoy strolling by the riverbank, working, doing errands or just shopping at any time of the year. 
In more detail, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye district comprises over 4 million square metres of mixed built-up area spread over 463 hectares (Residential – 2.6 Million sq. m., Office – 0.8 Million sq. m.). It aims to house 66,500 residents and create 76,300 jobs. The first stage included the details for the residential, administration and business (office), cultural and educational facilities, as well as social infrastructure, recreational facilities and greened landscaped areas.
Together with Nikken Sekkei + UNK Project, the jury has also awarded: Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) with TPO Pride Architects (Russia); and Archea Associati (Italy) with ABD Architects (Russia).
The competition’s jury included: Marat Khusnullin (Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Government of Moscow for Urban Development and Construction), Stanislav Kuznetsov (Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank), Andrey Likhachev (CEO of JSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye), Sergey Kuznetsov (Chief Architect of Moscow and Chairman of the Board of Architecture in Moscow), Ingo Kanehl (Managing Director of ASTOC Architects and Planners),  Andreas Kipar (CEO of the Italian bureau of LAND Milano SRL), and Kristin Feireiss (Founder of the independent Aedes Architecture Forum, member of the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize).
Civil Engineering: Nikken Sekkei (Civil)
Smart City Consultants: Nikken Sekkei Research Institute (NSRI)

Local Architects: UNK Project
Financial Modelling: D&S
Cost Consultant: JLL


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