From factory to mixed neighbourhood
ZiL Factory Regeneration Masterplan
Location: Moscow, Russia
Client: Lider Invest
Programme: 100 ha Masterplan with a mix of uses: Residential, Commercial Space, Culture, University, Startup Spaces, Hotel. Total GFA: 2.7 mio m²
ZiL, the iconic car maker of the Soviet Union is gradually going out of business, leaving a vast 250 ha site in a cental location of Moscow for redevelopment. Since 2012 the northern part has been in the process of regeneration with first buildings and infrastructure being completed in 2016.
For the southern part, redevelopment will start now. The purpose of the masterplan proposed is to structure the site for this transformation. Instead of establishing a completely new structure, the plan uses existing spatial patterns but reinterprets them. The railway corridor becomes a new urban spine crossing the site. Together with a utilitarian road in the north, it forms the backbone for 10 new quarters, each one having its own identity.
The mix of uses, the different typologies and reused industrial buildings form an urban environment that commemorates the glorious past while also proposing something genuinely new: a great piece of Moscow, based on the great urban vocabulary the city has developed over the centuries.
MLA+: Markus Appenzeller, Solene de Bouteiller, Yana Golubeva, Viktor Korotych, Ana Skachokova, Mikhail Stepura, Tang Zihong