50 more buildings, streets and squares exhibited in the pavilion “Moscow City scale model” at VDNKh

March 21

In the pavilion “Moscow City scale model” at VDNK, one can now see in detail 50 more buildings, streets and squares. They were displayed on a miniature copy of the capital before, but only now visitors to the pavilion can zoom in the items on special touch screens.

“Thanks to the Moscow City scale model, citizens have the opportunity to explore their favorite city in 40-fold magnification. To do this, you just need to go to the interactive screens located around the model, open a photo gallery and select the item of interest. The collection contains the most iconic sights of the city, such as the Kremlin, the high-rise building on the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, the Historical Museum and the Bolshoi Theater. In total, the updated gallery now has more than 150 items. These are residential buildings, hotels, museums, cathedrals and temples, embankments, bridges, parks and much more,” said Sergey Levkin, Head of the Urban Planning Policy Department.

The image is broadcast from four Full HD cameras and helps see not only the columns, balustrades and porticos, but also all the smallest details of the buildings decorations that are not visible from afar. Visitors to the pavilion can zoom in and rotate objects to view them from different angles.

A high-resolution image of the Melnikov house was added to the photo gallery. This is a world-famous architectural monument of the Soviet avant-garde, built in 1927-1929 in Krivoarbatsky Lane. A single-family residential building was designed by the outstanding architect Konstantin Melnikov for himself and his family. The building has a unique shape, similar to the figure of eight. The windows are made in the form of hexagons. The unique mansion is considered the pinnacle of Melnikov's creative activity.

Another building of unusual shape — the egg house on Mashkova Street —is also now available in the pavilion “Moscow City scale model”. It was built according to the project of architect Sergey Tkachenko in 2000-2002. The Faberge egg was the prototype of the structure. In addition, the gallery has a virtual view of the building of the British Embassy in Russia on Smolenskaya Embankment, Pokrovsky and Donskoy monasteries, as well as panoramas of Novy Arbat Street, Komsomolskaya Square, and Krym Embankment.

Anyone can also read informative articles about the particular item — the information is available on interactive screens.

Another 50 buildings, streets, and squares also appeared in the video review system. It allows one to zoom in the scale model of Moscow City, view close-up copies of the landmarks and compare the items with the originals. You can use the video review system on special interactive stands located in the pavilion’s hall at VDNKh.

The “Moscow City scale model” pavilion was opened on the Sirenevaya Alley of VDNKh in 2017. One can walk around the entire city center in a couple of minutes, go around the Garden Ring in the exhibition center of urban development of the capital, and even try to manage the life of a big city, changing day to night and back.

The main exhibit of the pavilion covers an area of 429 square meters — this is the central part of the city with 23 thousand buildings and structures on a scale of 1:400. The uniqueness of the Moscow scale model is in precision and degree of detail. All buildings were created using detailed drawings. 3D details, such as domes, frescoes or sculptures, were made using 3D modeling. There are windows, parapets, imposts, pylons and other elements on the facades of buildings.

The pavilion is free to visit from 10: 00 to 20: 00 any day except Monday. Guests can enjoy guided tours where visitors learn about the architecture of Moscow and about the scale model. The guides themselves manage the lighting system, a large video wall, floodlights, interactive cameras and sound.

Source: mos.ru

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