Zaha Hadid Architects selected to build Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye smart city


Zaha Hadid Architects working with TPO Pride Architects (Russia) have been selected as one of the consortiums to build the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighbourhood. Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will include new homes for 66,500 residents in addition to new schools, medical clinics, transport infrastructure and shopping districts, as well as new civic and cultural institutions. The neighbourhood will also accommodate 800,000 square metres of office space for Moscow’s growing financial, consulting, legal and auditing sectors.

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In total, 4 million square metres of new buildings will be developed in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye over 460 hectares to the west of Moscow. A third of the neighbourhood will be parklands and forest bordering the Moscow River with a  30-hectare lake at its centre. As an important new residential, employment, civic and cultural hub to the west of Moscow, a new 19km metro line is scheduled to begin construction in 2020 to connect Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye with the Shelepikha interchange station of Moscow’s Metro system.

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Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will be a global benchmark for smart, sustainable cities. Supported by the EDF Group’s platform for 3D simulations of energy and urban scenarios, the project will optimise the consumption and production of sustainable local energy sources while integrating electric mobility, new technologies, services and infrastructure to increase connectivity and efficiencies. Zaha Hadid Architects’ proposal for Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye is a phased development designed to enhance residents’ interactions with each other, with nature and with new technologies.

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Founded on research and studies that conclude people’s well-being and happiness increases from greater interaction with their local community, the design creates a diverse ecology of spaces for living, working, education or leisure that encourage engagement and communication. Smart technologies are embedded within the urban fabric of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye. Its design also enables residents and visitors to unwind with their families, friends and the natural world that permeates through the heart of the city; creating an urban environment of ecological technology that seamlessly integrates natural and human-made systems. Source by Zaha Hadid Architects.

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  • Location: Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Russia
  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
  • ZHA Project Directors: Patrik Schumacher and Christos Passas
  • ZHA Project Associates: Hussam Chakouf, Eider Fernandez
  • ZHA Design Team: Kwanphil Cho,  Sattor Jabbor, Melhem Sfeir, Alicia Hidalgo, Ekaterina Smirnova, Maria Eleni Bali, Aleksandar Bursac, Duo Chen, Anna Uborevich-Borovskaya
  • ZHA BIM Specialists: Eckart Schwerdtfeger, Valeria Perco, Maria Avrami, Zsuzsanna Barát
  • ZHA Administrator: Nastasija Hahonina
  • ZHA Graphic Designer: Silviya Barzakova
  • ZHA Researcher: Vera Kichanova
  • ZHA Interpreter: Liudmila Harrison-Jones
  • Local Architects: TPO Pride
  • Transport Systems Engineering: Systematica
  • Civil/ Infrastructure Engineering: Metropolis
  • Landscape Design: Arteza
  • Urban Lighting: Arup Lighting
  • Environmental Simulations: Rheologic
  • Creative Functional Programming: Citymakers
  • Identity and Branding Strategy: Instid
  • Urban Planning Consultant: Lawrence Barth
  • Financial Modelling: Pricewaterhouse Cooper
  • Cost Consultant: Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Client: JSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye
  • Year: 2018
  • Images: Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

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