2017/12/14

MLA+ wins public space design competition for A101 quarter in Moscow, Russia

MLA+ is the winner of an open international architectural competition held by the Architecture Committee of Moscow and  A101 Group. The task was to develop the concept of public spaces with an area of 100 ha in the South-western extension of Moscow.

MLA + came first with Maxwan Architects + Urbanists and Kleinewelt Architekten as runner-ups.

In his commendation, Sergey Kuznetsov the city architect of Moscow noted: “The work of the winner MLA + was able to find a balance between the preservation of the natural landscape on the site and the creation of new recreation facilities that can operate all year round. We saw that the architects offered a dialogue between nature and the city and, with the help of this approach, created a truly new public space for the residents. The implementation of this project will show a new approach to designing not just objects, but a way of life. “

The general director of A101 Group Sergey Kachura noted that the principle of open space planning in cities as proposed by MLA + focuses on creating a balance between the natural and urbanized environments.

The facilities MLA+ proposes allow residents to use spaces at their own discretion, guided by their personal hobbies and interests. At the same time, the proposal creates points of attraction such as a leisure center with a meeting hall, lecture halls, gardens, bicycle paths and a children’s playground. The project also provides a bridge that is unique in its design, which can be used as a sports complex.

More about the competition can be found here