Moscow projects reached the final of the European prize for architecture The Plan Award 2021

September 2
Construction and renovation

The planning project for the territory of the Moskva River embankment section between Dorogomilovsky and Belorussky bridges, developed by the Moscow Urban planning R&D Institute, reached the final of the European prize for architecture The Plan Award 2021 in the Public Space nomination.

The Moscow agglomeration will also be represented in the final of the international competition by the project of the "Khudozhestvenny" cinema (nomination "Culture") and the project of the Wunderpark school in the Moscow region (nomination "Education").

The European prize for architecture The Plan Award was founded by The Plan, one of the most reputable architecture and design magazines. It is aimed at improving the quality of designers, scientists and students work in the field of architecture and construction.

The jury consists of leading international architects, including Winka Dubbeldam, Maurizio Sabini, Alison Brooks and many others.

“Every year the urban planning institutes of the Moscow urban planning policy and construction complex show that they are able to compete with famous architectural firms. It proves the international level of their projects, which contribute both to shaping the future appearance of Moscow and other Russian cities, and to the creation of new trends that will determine the future of urban development,” said Yuliana Knyazhevskaya, Chairman of the Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning (Moskomarkhitektura).

Dina Sattarova, director of the Urban Planning R&D Institute, said that the project for the reconstruction of Dorogomilovskaya embankment was developed on behalf of the Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning within the framework of the integrated urban development of the coastal areas of Moscow. It will be connected with the existing street and pedestrian network and included in the structure of existing planning solutions that unite the Moskva River embankments into a single urban space. Longitudinal and transverse routes will ensure accessibility of the coastal area, and will also link existing residential areas and cultural and recreational public spaces. 

Within the framework of the project, a lot of work is to be done to strengthen the river bank. To protect the embankment, it is proposed to reconstruct a part of the existing 256 m long supporting wall as well as build a new 972 m wall. The embankment strengthening project will create comfortable and safe walking areas, as well as comfortable slopes to the water.

Project solution

A bright accent of the project will be a multi-level amphitheater. It will occupy the entire space under the Dorogomilovsky Bridge -— from the projected embankment to the Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theater. Additional places for recreation, an outdoor food court and viewing decks will also be placed at the embankment.

The project of the Urban Planning R&D Institute will compete for Public Space nomination with 22 architectural projects from Italy, Germany, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Mexico.

In the near future, The Plan Award's international jury will select 40 winning projects in 20 nominations in the Completed Projects and Future Projects categories.

The Moscow Urban Planning R&D Institute regularly takes part in international contests. In 2021, the project for the reconstruction of the port in Beirut of the Moscow Urban Planning R&D Institute took the second place in an international competition organized by the Phoenix Prize. The planning project of microdistricts 15B–16B of the Bogorodskoye district, developed by the Institute together with the Ostozhenka bureau, was recognized the winner of the UDAD international award in the nomination “Concept of urban planning”, and the Amsterdam bicycle bridge project according to the organizers of the Amsterdam Cycling Bridge international architectural competition of the Non Architecture magazine became its editorial choice.


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