Zaha Hadid selected to build Rublyovo Arkhangelskoye smart city in Russia
November 13, 2018 – Zaha Hadid Architects, together with TPO Pride Architects (Russia), has been selected as one of the consortiums to build the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye smart city in Russia.
During the competition, the jury has also selected two other consortiums – Nikken Sekkei (Japan) with UNK Project (Russia) and Archea Associati (Italy) with ABD Architects (Russia) – to develop the project.
Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will include homes for 66,500 residents in addition to schools, medical clinics, transport infrastructure and shopping districts, and civic and cultural institutions.
It will also accommodate 800,000m² of office space for Moscow’s growing financial, consulting, legal and auditing sectors.
New buildings covering four million m² will be developed in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye over 460 hectares to the west of Moscow. One-third of the neighbourhood will be parklands and forest with a 30-hectare lake at its centre.
Construction on a 19km metro line is expected to commence in 2020, which will connect Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye with the Shelepikha interchange station of Moscow’s Metro system.
The Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye project will be supported by the EDF Group’s platform for 3D simulations of energy and urban scenarios and will optimise the consumption and production of sustainable local energy sources.
Zaha Hadid Architects’ design for Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye creates a diverse ecology of spaces for living, working, education or leisure that will encourage engagement and communication.
The urban fabric of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will embed smart technologies and the design creates an urban environment of ecological technology that seamlessly integrates natural and human-made systems.
JSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will continue to work with the consortiums to develop the design and construct the new neighbourhood.
Zaha Hadid Architects project director Christos Passas said: “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.”