Moscow Expansion Masterplan
|Title:||Moscow Expansion Masterplan, Moscow, Russia|
|Client:||Genplan, Institute for the Masterplan of Moscow|
|Services:||Masterplanning and Urban Design|
|Region:||Europe & Russia|
|Team:||Gillespies, Urban Design Associates, John Thompson & Partners|
An international jury awarded the first prize in the design of the new Capital District of Moscow City to the Anglo-American team in which Gillespies played a central role.
The Capital Cities Planning Group (CCPG), is an Anglo-American team. The ‘City in the Forest’ plans for 1.7 million people, providing 800,000 new jobs with a focus on the ‘Triple Helix of Government, Education and Business’.
The federal city plan looks to create an integrated, properly-planned urban hierarchy served by a transit-orientated movement system around a series of ecological lakes designed by Gillespies. Gillespies used the natural topography of the site to create the lakes as the setting for the new Federal District, and this was a key factor for the competition jury when they appraised the different proposals. This landscape-based approach harnesses existing topography to work with a series of lakes in the centre of the new district, surrounded by a forest landscape.
A thorough understanding of the Russian landscape, culture and climate was a crucial factor for the Gillespies team in helping to achieve the competition win.
- 2013 Landscape Institute Awards: Highly Commended for Strategic Landscape Planning
- 2013 World Architecture News (WAN) Award: Longlisted