Design for Moscow metro station Solntsevo

Competition: Moscow Metro Station for SOLNTSEVO, First Prize Moscow / Russian Federation / 2017

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Moscow-based architectural studio Nefa Architects (ex-Nefaresearch) will redesign the Solntsevo metro station due to open in 2017. Their project, which will create a solar spray effect on a platform, won an international competition held in Moscow.


"Solntsevo is named after "sun" in Russian, so we were very lucky to pick this station, because sunlight is the main material for architecture", - explains chief architect Dmitry Ovcharov.


The main idea behind Nefa Architects project and the main difficulty was to recreate sunbeams underground.


The sun ray effect is created by glowing holes in the walls and ceiling on the platform and in the above-ground pavilions.


The illuminated holes then light up on the platform with reflected light from artificial sources, and in the pavilions the sunlight comes in through the perforated concrete panels.


The entrance to the metro in form of a barn serves, or "dacha" houses as a historical reference as Solntsevo in the past century used to be a countryside.


The project proposed by Nefa Architects has won recognition both from the jury at the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow and Moscow citizens who participated in the online referendum.


 


Competition: Moscow Metro Station for SOLNTSEVO


Award: First Prize


Architects: NEFA Architects (NEFARESEARCH)


Location: Moscow, Russia


Chief Architect: Dmitry Ovcharov


 Authors team: Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Mertsalova, Victor Kolupaev


 Architect: Margarita Kornienko


Navigation Design: Victor Kolupaev


Lighting Engineers : Kirill Savkin, Ekaterina Sadovnikova, Elena Sokolova (Light Buro)


Chief engineer: Sergey Kurepin


Organizer: Strelka KB


Client: MosInzhProekt


Area: 7800.0 sqm


Year: 2014


Photographs: NEFA Architects 

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    Moscow-based architectural studio Nefa Architects (ex-Nefaresearch) will redesign the Solntsevo metro station due to open in 2017. Their project, which will create a solar spray effect on a platform, won an international competition held in Moscow. "Solntsevo is named after "sun" in Russian, so we were very lucky to pick this station, because sunlight is the main material for architecture", - explains chief architect Dmitry Ovcharov. The main idea behind Nefa Architects project and the main...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Work started in 2015
    • Work finished in 2017
    • Status Current works
    • Type Interior Design / Lighting Design / Underground Stations / Metropolitan area planning
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