Developed a project for the planning of the territory of the former Kazakov plant

Resource: The official portal of the Mayor and Government of Moscow

A multifunctional residential complex will appear here based on the concept of "star" Japanese architects - Kengo Kuma & Associates.

The project will achieve connectivity of the public area along Kutuzovsky Avenue and the river, which will qualitatively improve the urban environment in this place, said Chief Architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov.

The 12 ha area planned for redevelopment of the former First Moscow instrument-making plant named after V.A. Kazakov is located between Kutuzovsky Prospekt and the bank of the Moskva River. The Russian bureau Master's Plan is working on the territory planning project.

"This is a landmark point on the map of the capital - here is Moscow City, the river, and a complex transportation hub - near several metro stations, the MCC, while the territory of the plant is taken out of the urban context and prevents the cohesion of the public area along Kutuzovsky Prospekt and the river. The design by Kengo Kuma & Associates solves this problem. The complex has a permeable structure, a lot of attention was paid to the inclusion of green areas in the project. At the moment the PPT has been worked out, in May this year the project passed public hearings", - Sergey Kuznetsov said.

Architectural and town-planning solution, earlier coordinated by Moscomarhitektura and members of Moscow Architectural Council, provides for public residential complex placement, which will represent two blocks of buildings with different numbers of floors, gradually growing up to the center of reorganized territory. Along the central axis of the territory will be a pedestrian route connecting Kutuzovsky Avenue and the Moskva River embankment.

Building facades will be made of matte anodized aluminum, which will reflect the light and create a feeling of lightness and transparency, said Kengo Kuma, the main architect of the project. The area of the complex will be about 360 thousand square meters. In addition to housing and social facilities for residents will create public spaces. Also minus the first floor, where there will be parking and a small indoor garden.

"I should say that the territory of the plant is "stretched", it goes from Kutuzovsky Prospekt to the bank of Moskva River. The main idea is to create a pedestrian route. Now it will be possible to go from Kutuzovsky directly to the embankment of the river, and even more - the city is already thinking about how to connect the two banks to go to the City. Possible variants for construction of a pedestrian bridge in this location are being considered", - said Yulia Zubarik, the Head of Master's Plan architectural bureau, about the project.

The quarters of the projected complex are formed with convenient pedestrian access to stores, social facilities, playgrounds, recreation areas, subway stations, and public transport stops. An important part of the complex will be intra-gardens and beautiful landscaping in Japanese style. An artificial hill in the northern part of the garden combined with a pond, a stream, shrubs and trees will be one of the attractions of the new public space.

"The buildings will be joined together by common facades of brushed anodized aluminum, which will reflect light and create a sense of lightness and transparency. An educational core consisting of a kindergarten and a school is being formed to provide the population with social infrastructure facilities," said Sergey Kuznetsov.

The architecture of the complex interacts with the space of the river and the plasticity of the volumes, the architects even specially simulate wind flows in order to create the most comfortable environment. This work is a good example of the integration of architectural design and modern technologies. The design solutions are focused on creating "points of attraction" for the people who live nearby as well. Plans for the development of the former factory also include the formation of new streets and bicycle-pedestrian routes.

"Kengo Kuma is one of the best architects in the world, and one can only be glad that Moscow wants to employ such professionals. As Mayor Sergei Sobyanin noted earlier, Moscow is becoming not just a city of ideas and conversations, but a city of realized architectural ambitions and plans, which is extremely important in terms of international reputation," added the chief architect.

The client of the project is JSC "First Moscow instrument-making plant named after V. Kazakov".

Images: Kengo Kuma & Associates