Author's team:
Architects: Aleksandr Melnichenko, Anton Korotkov, Ekaterina Zakablutskaya, Alexander Muravyov.

Grand Prix of the competition

Union of Moscow Architects.

Moscow region 2016

The goal of our concept is to create the most simple and unified residential, quarterly cell, convenient and economical, as well as to achieve diversity and architectural plasticity of these cells through a certain variability. Achieving both simplicity and rationality of the engineering and transport scheme of the quarter, and at the same time expressiveness and differentiation of the fabric of intra-quarter development.
To achieve this goal, we have formed the following necessary principles:

Urban planning principles:
● Creation of a rational and regular grid of streets and roads. Linking existing, established street grids with newly designed ones;
● Creation of clearly defined points of attraction (agoras, public spaces, district administrations, large shopping centers, recreational areas), indicated by clearly visible marker buildings with unique architecture;
● Preservation of landscape outlines of existing landscape objects and their integration into the regular development of the quarter;
● Creation of a system of curvilinear pedestrian connections that level out the monotony of a rational grid of transport streets;
● Creation of a specific principle for zoning the block: residential buildings + public areas + recreation; office and administrative buildings + apartments.

Space planning principles:
● Development of a basic, standard module that will contain a set of homogeneous components and represent an unchangeable, unified, basic cell that fits into a given street grid. In the basic module it is proposed to locate public spaces (kindergartens, cafes, recreational areas, sports clubs, shops, etc.), staircases and elevators, engineering rooms and parking lots.
● Development of a non-standard block section located inside a standard module on the axes of staircase-elevator units according to different morphological principles. With the use of different roof structures, as well as various facade options, which can be developed by various architects. Thus, heterogeneity and plasticity are achieved within a typical quarterly cell, which makes it possible to achieve its maximum unification and at the same time architectural expressiveness.
● Creation of a block consisting of an office part and apartments, connected by a stylobate part, as well as by air passages. This allows a person to work in close proximity to their place of residence.

Having formed the underlying principles, we believe that in the newly designed territories it is possible to achieve both a high-quality city transport system and a comfortable, complete environment for the life of a modern person.