Smart City - architectural and urban planning concept for the development of the Rublevo-Arkhangelskoye territory

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Rublevo-Arkhangelskoye is a new growth point for Moscow and the Moscow Region. Here, from scratch, a city is being built that is maximally suited for efficient work, harmonious life, active or measured relaxation.

The project involves the development of one of the largest territories in the west of Moscow: 460 hectares of built-up area, 4 million m2 of proposed development, about 66,500 inhabitants - Rublevo-Arkhangelskoye in the Zakharkovsky floodplain.

Smart City and its parameters

The concept of "Smart City" involves high-tech solutions and the role of a common technological platform for uniting citizens; as well as attention to ecology. The city is characterized as adapted for effective work, harmonious life, active or measured rest.Planned 800 thousand m2 of offices, 2.6 million m2 of housing, of which the vast majority - about 90% of the total, in apartment buildings, with 53% prevailing, elite business class, 37% comfort class, and finally, a little less than 10% is allocated to low-rise residential development - it will be located closer to the border of the Arkhangelskoye estate, where it is impossible to build higher. According to the standards, 8 schools, 15 kindergartens and 2 clinics, one fire station and police station are planned; 64,890 m2 of hotels, 196,840 m2 of retail, as well as a shopping center with an area of 132,000 m2.

Parks should occupy a third of the territory, plus 7 km of the green embankment of the Moscow River, a lake with an area of 30 hectares. Yards without cars, 30 km of bike paths.

The Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya metro line will come here, 19 km long, which is planned to be built together with Sberbank from the Shelepikha station, connecting the Smart City with Moscow City.

The implementation of the Smart City project is planned in four phases, the start of construction in 2021, completion in 2030.

Architectural solutions - the British bureau Zaha Hadid Architects in a consortium with the creative and design organization Pride.

The project conceived several cores of the territory, each with its own specialization of additional public spaces: art residence (cultural core), laboratory of urban solutions (intellectual core), year-round public spaces (spatial core). This concept is different from other projects because it is not dedicated to clean architecture and it all starts with people.

The architectural concept of Zaha Hadid Architects provides for the construction of two skyscrapers, which are included in the world database of skyscrapers The Scyscraper Center:Tower 1andTower 2.

Presentation materials provided by Zaha Hadid Architects.



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