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Round One to OMA in contest for Moscow mega-project

Dutch practice OMA has won the first round in the high-profile competition to masterplan the doubling of Moscow

The firm, which is working with Ricky Burdett, Strelka Institute and Siemens, scored the highest of the 10 teams battling it out to oversee the 150,000 ha expansion of the Russian capital.

A number of British practices remain among the invited finalists in the three stage competition including McAdam Architects and John Thompson & Partners (see below).

Contest-backers, the Russian Federation Council wants to make Moscow 2.4 times its current size, to relieve pressure on the historic city centre by ‘redistributing’ the areas in which people work and reducing the high levels of commuting.

Ahead of Moscow’s new administrative borders coming into force in July this year, the Council called for a concept for the development of the Moscow Agglomeration, and in February this year the Council invited 10 teams to participate in the development of this concept.

OMA’s proposals for the so-called Moscow Agglomeration project included ‘logistical hubs’ outside Moscow’s current boundaries linked to the City and the Oblast through high-speed rail.

On the proposed development strategy, OMA Partner-in-charge Reinier de Graaf said: ’ In launching this plan, the authorities have taken an important step in addressing the problems of the city at the appropriate scale: Moscow’s proposed expansion becomes a reason to develop a single integrated future for Moscow and the Oblast.’

A winner will be announced in August.

Shortlist in full:

1. Ostozhenka Architets (Russia) with Ateliers Lion Associes (France), SGP (France), Paris-Saclay (France) and Epadesa (France)

2. International Academy of Architecture (Professor. Andrey Chernihov) with Juul-Frost Architects (Denmark), Diller Scofido+Rentro (USA), McAdam Architects (UK), Ginzburg Architects (Russia)

3. Moscow Architectural Institute with Devereux Architects (Ireland)

4. Central Research and Project Institute of Urbanism / Russian Academy Of Architecture and Building Science (Russia) with Nikken Sekkei (Japan), RTKL (UK) and Knight Frank

5. Antoine Grumbach et Associes SA (France) with Wilmotte & Associes SA (France), Egis International (France), SGP, EPPS, EPADESA, CFREE (France) and the High School of Economics (Russia)

6. L’AUC (France) with Bureau BAS Smets (Belgium) with Sestra (France) and Franc Boutte Consultant (France)

7. OMA (The Netherlands) with Strelka Institute (Russia) with Project Meganom  (Russia), Siemens AG (Germany) and McKinsey & Company (USA)

8. Ricardo Bofill (Spain) with the Barcelona Regional Agency for Urban Development (Spain)

9. Studio Ass Secchi (Italy)

10. Urban Design Associates (USA) with Beasley & Associates (Canada), Gillespies (Scotland), John Thompson & Partners (UK) and Nelson / Nigaard (USA)

Previous story (AJ 23.02.2012)

Brits vie for Moscow mega-project

A number of London-based practices have made a glittering international shortlist for a huge project to double the size of Moscow

McAdam Architects made the cut as part of a consortium led by professor Andrey Chernihov and including US firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro as well as Danish practice Juul-Frost Architects.

John Thompson & Partners is also on the 10-team shortlist, as part of the US-led Urban Design Associates team, which includes British landscape designers Gillespies and consultants Buro Happold.

Last year’s AJ100 International Practice of the Year RTKL has also been named among the finalists, as has the Irish arm of healthcare and education specialist Devereux.

The teams will publicly exhibit concept ideas in the summer for the Moscow Agglomeration masterplan strategy.

These will involve strategic proposals for the Russian capital, including an extended city boundary taking in 148,000 ha of land to the south-west.

McAdam practice director Tanya Kalinina said: ‘This is an unusual task. The strategy for a major capital city of over 10 million people is to be completely re-thought and enlarged to twice the size.’

McAdam has a Moscow office and drew up the masterplan for the 15,000 population Nikolo-Khovanskoye new town.

Competition for the work will be fierce, with companies from the US, Canada, Japan, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium and Germany, as well as the UK and Russia, hoping to win the contract.

Shortlist in full:

1. Ostozhenka Architets (Russia) with Ateliers Lion Associes (France), SGP (France), Paris-Saclay (France) and Epadesa (France)

2. International Academy of Architecture (Professor. Andrey Chernihov) with Juul-Frost Architects (Denmark), Diller Scofido+Rentro (USA), McAdam Architects (UK), Ginzburg Architects (Russia)

3. Moscow Architectural Institute with Devereux Architects (Ireland)

4. Central Research and Project Institute of Urbanism / Russian Academy Of Architecture and Building Science (Russia) with Nikken Sekkei (Japan), RTKL (UK) and Knight Frank

5. Antoine Grumbach et Associes SA (France) with Wilmotte & Associes SA (France), Egis International (France), SGP, EPPS, EPADESA, CFREE (France) and the High School of Economics (Russia)

6. L’AUC (France) with Bureau BAS Smets (Belgium) with Sestra (France) and Franc Boutte Consultant (France)

7. OMA (The Netherlands) with Strelka Institute (Russia) with Project Meganom  (Russia), Siemens AG (Germany) and McKinsey & Company (USA)

8. Ricardo Bofill (Spain) with the Barcelona Regional Agency for Urban Development (Spain)

9. Studio Ass Secchi (Italy)

10. Urban Design Associates (USA) with Beasley & Associates (Canada), Gillespies (Scotland), John Thompson & Partners (UK) and Nelson / Nigaard (USA)

 

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