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This futuristic metro station is set to be constructed in Moscow

Tim Gibson

11 September 2020

ZAHA Hadid Architects (ZHA) has revealed its winning design for Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 in Moscow.

The futuristic new metro station is part of Moscow’s plan to rapidly expand infrastructure following a population boom in the city; in the last two decades Russia's capital has grown by 3 million people to 12.5 million, making it the second largest city in Europe.

Above: ZHA's metro station is part of Moscow's plan to expand local infrastructure (image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects).

Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 is part of the new Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line (Large Circle Line), which is currently under construction.

The new station is at an important junction between Klenoviy Boulevard and Kolomenskaya Street, it will also link to Kolomenskoye Park which contains a UNESCO World Heritage church.

Above: Lights on the floor and ceiling of the station will guide passengers to the platform (image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects).

ZHA’s design includes unique passenger “way-finding” techniques built into the architecture.

Columns will act as arrows, adjusting in shape by degrees along the platform’s length to point to its centre.

Lines of light built into the floor and ceiling of the station will then help passengers find their way.

Above: ZHA's metro station is at an important junction in Moscow, near a UNESCO World Heritage Church (image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects).

A number of other countries have been investing in infrastructure to help fight the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19.

The United Kingdom has accelerated their plans for their high-speed rail project HS2, while China has announced they will double their current high-speed rail network by 2035.

Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 is just one of many new projects announced by ZHA.

The veterian studio has recently revealed plans for a new 60,000-seat stadium in the Chinese city of Xi’an, three interlocked towers that will form Shanghai’s greenest building, and futuristic modular homes on the Carribean island of Roatán Próspera.

The studio has been under the leadership of Patrik Schumacher since Zaha Hadid’s passing in 2016.

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