Study regarding the project of development of Moscow’s urban conglomeration.
Within a context of hypertrophied city centre, the City of Moscow takes under consideration the development of its urban conglomeration by expanding and organising a 150 000 ha territory, located on the South-West of the city. Several federal functions would be transfered in this new sector. Our team has considered this expansion opportunity as a trigger to conduct a deeper analysis on the future of the Greater Moscow, while interrogating the relevance of massive urbanisation in these new territories. To improve urban comfort as a natural setting to the extraordinary is a priority of the Greater Moscow project. From this philosophy have emerged four reflection points :
– To give priority to the existing city potential, with the forgotten real estate possibilities as strength to re-characterize the city.
-To upgrade the infrastructure toward a shared and pacified public space.
-To enhance Moscow’s countryside resources in order to establish a city/countryside reciprocity relationship.
– The Moskova River as backbone of the Greater Moscow, urban link and identity statement of the city.