Lermontovskaya TOD Node
Enriching the box – a transit oriented and community focused shopping center
Location: Moscow, Russia
Programme: 40.000 m² GFA, TOD Node with commercial, leisure, community functions, 2 Metro stations, a commuter rail station, a bus terminal and parking facilities
Usually shopping malls are boring boxes located outside the city and mainly reachable by car. Their only purpose is: shopping. Lermontovskaya is different. It is a commercial, leisure and community facility mainly reachable by public transport, turning it into a node for transit oriented development (TOD).
In our design proposal, we use the opportunity of thousands of people using the site when switching from one mode of transport to another. In addition, the exceptional public transport accessibility creates the potential to turn this place at the edge of Moscow into a new centrality in its own right. We provide commuters and visitors with a wide range of uses. Next to retail, the complex features many places to stay en enjoy: a cinema, sports facilities, a multi purpose outdoor stadium for sports and cultural events as well as smaller community facilities such as kindergarden or gathering spaces.
The much broader program also is expressed in the layout and outer appearance of the complex. Rather than closed and removed from the street by huge parking lots, it actually borders Lermontovsky Prospekt and opens up to the public spaces.
While the exterior has a metallic look, responding to the infrastructural environment, the complex is located in, the glass walls and the use of wood and green inside convey a contrasting inner life. A contrast that is strongest and most inviting in in the dark winter months.
2019 – design development
International Design Competition, 1st Prize
MLA+: Markus Appenzeller, Tamara Khaburzaniya, Anna Khodyreva, Mikhail Shvartsman, Ana Skachokova, Alexey Strekalov