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Design contest opens for two Moscow metro stations

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Russian consultancy Strelka KB has announced an international competition for two new subway stations in northwest Moscow

‘Cutting-edge and ambitious’ designs are sought for the interiors of Nizhniye Mnevniki and Terekhovo stations.

The two projects are part of a new 150-kilometre metro line encircling the Russian capital which is planned to complete in 2020.

The new line will see a total of 78 new stations constructed.  To reduce time and costs a standard model will be used for each station with internal decoration carried out on an individual basis.

According to the brief: ‘The design must correspond to the leading global trends. At the same time, competitors are expected to submit an original solution, providing for an iconic and memorable image for each station.’

Deputy mayor for planning Marat Khusnullin commented: ‘We will continue the tradition laid down by the pioneers of Metro construction who saw the creation of Moscow’s underground railway as no mere utilitarian object of transport infrastructure, but a unique architectural edifice reflecting the history of the city’s development and that of the country as a whole.’

Ten shortlisted teams will receive around £3,300 each to participate in the competition’s second round.

The deadline for registration is 2 November.

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