An Architectural Tour Of Moscow’s Nine New Metro Stations
Moscow is undergoing a radical transformation of its Metro system, with 25 new metro stations being built in the Russian capital between 2021 to 2024. These are part of the ‘Big Circle Line’ of about 58km of new track around the city. Eight to nine new stations are planned to be commissioned annually, with 2021 seeing the first nine stations open.
We can take a look at these as follows:
The Aminevskaya station will appear at the intersection of the Aminevskoye and Ochakovskoye highways. It has four exits, including to the Kiev railway, where a passenger platform may appear in the future. The new station will help unload the southern part of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya and Sokolnicheskaya metro lines.
The station will be made in high-tech style, the 3D ceiling will be designed in the form of sea waves – it will be decorated with undulating arcs made of many aluminum slats. Lamps will be installed in the suspended structure, due to which it will seem volumetric. Sine waves resembling sea waves will also appear on the track walls, which will be decorated in blue and blue.
The Prospekt Vernadsky station is being built at the intersection of Udaltsova Street and Vernadsky Avenue. It will help unload the central metro hubs and the southern section of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya and Sokolnicheskaya metro lines.
The station will be designed in high-tech style. Black granite columns will be installed on the platform, and the track walls will be made orange. Lamps will be built in the light gray ceiling in a checkerboard pattern. There will be a staircase with metal railings in the center of the station.
The Davydkovo station will appear at the intersection of Aminevskoye Highway and Initiative Street. It will become the first metro station in the Mozhaisky district of the capital and will improve transport accessibility for residents of the Mozhaisky and Fili-Davydkovo districts. The station will unload passenger traffic on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya and Sokolnicheskaya lines.
The station is being built at the intersection of Michurinsky Prospekt with Udaltsova Street. From there it will be possible to transfer to the station of the same name on the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line. The ground lobby will become common for the stations of Solntsevskaya and Bolshaya Koltsevaya lines. They will be connected by an overhead covered pedestrian bridge, through which it will be possible to get to the second level of the Solntsevskaya line station.
Zyuzino metro station will be built on the border of Cheryomushki and Zyuzino districts, exits will be organized on all sides of Sevastopolsky Avenue and Kakhovka Street. The design will be made in a futuristic style in gray, black and yellow colors.
The track walls will be faced with aluminum, and the ceiling – with volumetric decorative panels with imitation of honeycombs of different sizes and many LEDs. This will become the main feature of the station.
Kaluzhskaya Station will be built in the Obruchevsky area. From there it will be possible to change trains to the station of the same name on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line. The station will be equipped with two exits: one will adjoin the Kaluzhskaya lobby, the second will lead to Starokaluzhskoe highway.
The interiors of the Kaluzhskaya station will look like a spaceship’s cabin . The suspended 3D ceiling will be assembled from a variety of aluminum plates and neon lights so that passengers have the feeling of continuous movement – it will be a kind of stream, reminiscent of the Milky Way. The station’s color scheme will be dominated by gray, black and orange. The floor will be made of gray granite, the walls are made of metal cassettes, and the pillars are clad in marble.
Novatorov Street will be located at the intersection of Novatorov Street with Leninsky Prospekt. The station will have a distinct personality. The ceiling will be made of multi-format panels made of triplex orange in three shades. Lighting equipment will be “hidden” between them, which will create an interesting play of light.
The track walls will be finished with perforated aluminum panels, the central row of columns is faced with gray Sayan marble, the floor is paved with light gray Siberian granite and black gabbro. In the lobby, triangular honeycomb aluminum panels will be placed on the ceiling.
Terekhovo station will appear in the area of new development – in the middle part of the Mnevnikovskaya floodplain. Its concept was developed by the BuroMoscow archbureau .
The central image of the Terekhovo station is the abstract figures of people. Various silhouettes are painted on the columns with reflective paint. The visual boundaries of the floor, walls and ceiling are erased as much as possible due to the use of similar materials, the surfaces gently flow into each other. “Man as the dominant idea, personality, as a support, the most important element of the state and society,” the authors describe the idea of their work in the presentation.
The Kuntsevskaya station will be built along the Rublevskoye Highway, between Moldavskaya Street and MCD-1 (Smolensk direction of the Moscow Railway). Two lobbies, ground and underground, will go to Rublevskoe highway, Moldavskaya and Ivan Franko streets. There will be a transition to the stations of the same name on the Filevskaya and Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya lines.
Natural materials are used in the station decoration. The floors will be tiled with light gray polished granite. The steps, the edge of the platform and the floors of the pedestrian crossing will be faced with heat-treated granite, and the walls and columns – with porcelain stoneware. Ceilings in pedestrian crossings will be painted white.
Chris Devonshire-Ellis, the Publisher of Russia Briefing, has an historic connection with the Moscow Metro and the original development of the system back in 1936. To read that story, please click here and here.
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