PROSPECTA among winners of planning competition for Moscow residential districts

A consortium between PROSPECTA, Asadov Architects Bureau and the engineering and consulting company Engex is one of five winners in an urban planning competition to redevelop five major residential districts in the Russian capital. The competition result was announced by the Moscow chief architect, Sergey Kuznetsov, reported on the website of the Moscow Architectural Council
PROSPECTA and its consortium partners presented a concept for renewal of a part of Golovinsky District in Moscow's Northern Administrative Division, with land area of 133.3 ha (75 existing apartment blocks). The concept, entitled 'Wake-up call for a dormitory region' envisages upgrading of residential property in a way that will stimulate development of the local economy and create high-quality infrastructure.
According to Sergey Kuznetsov, the most valuable result of the competition is the creation of urban-planning principles, which can be used for future large-scale urban renewal in Moscow. The chief architect emphasized that winners of the contest will be invited to work in a supervisory role on future projects.

PROSPECTA partner Olga Fazullina said: 'This was an interesting but difficult project for our practice. We tried to take account of, and do calculations for the maximum number of factors that could influence successful implementation. We ran 32 financial models to test project sensitivity and assess the social effect for residents of Golovinsky District who will be rehoused.'
The other four winning consortia were: Bofill Arquitectura, S.L. and Master's Plan LLC (Vernadsky Avenue), Nikken Sekkei and UNK Project (Khoroshevo-Mnevniki), SPEECH (Kuzminki) and Sergey Skuratov Architects (Tsaritsyno).
The winners were selected by a rating, based on the votes of an expert jury and residents of the relevant Moscow districts. Actual capacity of the companies to implement their proposals was taken into account.

Golovinsky District renewal plan
The Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning announced the renewal contest on April 25, 2017. A total of 133 applications were submitted by 291 companies. The jury accepted 120 of the applications to take part in the competition. 20 of the applications were short-listed and there were 5 winners.
October 18, 2018
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