A "lying" skyscraper will be built in the west of Moscow

Resource: The Moscow City Urban Planning and Construction Complex

A unique building - a "lying" skyscraper with a pedestrian zone on the roof - is planned to be built on the territory of the Kazakov plant in Moscow from Kutuzovsky Avenue to the embankment, the head of the architectural and urban planning bureau Master's Plan Yulia Zubarik said Thursday. "Today, the territory of the Kazakov Moscow instrument-making plant is in a neglected state. There will appear a multifunctional public and residential complex of several quarters in the center of which there will be a pedestrian route located on the roof of the "lying" skyscraper", - said Yulia Zubarik.

According to her, this pedestrian zone will go along the central axis of the whole area through the inner garden, connecting Kutuzovsky Prospect and the Moscow River Embankment.

"In fact, it will be a building of different but small storeys, which will house service facilities, cafes, stores, exhibition spaces, as well as a sports complex, and you can walk on its roof," she added.

Plans for the development of the territory of the plant also include the landscaping of the green areas, the formation of new streets and bicycle paths.

The planning decision was elaborated with the participation of the architectural bureau Kengo Kuma & Assosiates.

Previously Chief Architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov stated that this is a landmark point on the capital map. "Here is Moscow-City, the river, a complex transport hub - there are several metro stations, the MCC. At the same time, the territory of the plant is torn out of the urban context and prevents achieving the coherence of the public area along Kutuzovsky Prospekt and the river. The new project solves this problem", stated S. Kuznetsov.