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The final will also feature the project of the Khudozhestvenny cinema and the project of the Wunderpark school in the Moscow region.

The planning project for the area of ​​the Moskva River embankment between Dorogomilovsky and Belorussky bridges, developed by the Research and Design Institute for Urban Planning of the city of Moscow, reached the final of the European architectural award The Plan Award 2021 in the Public Space nomination.

In the final of the international competition, the Moscow agglomeration will also be represented by the project of the cinema “Khudozhestvenny” (nomination “Culture”) and the project of the Wunderpark school in the Moscow region (nomination “Education”).

The Plan Award for Architecture in Europe was founded by The Plan, one of the most respected architecture and design publications. It aims to improve the quality of the work of designers, scientists and students in the field of architecture and construction.

The jury consisted of leading international architects, including Vinka Dubbeldam, Maurizio Sabini, Alison Brooks and many others.

“Every year the city planning institutes of the Moscow Stroykompleks show that they are able to compete with eminent architectural firms. This is proof of the international level of their projects, which contribute not only to the formation of the future appearance of Moscow and other Russian cities, but also to the creation of new trends that will determine the future of urban development, ”she said.

Juliana Knyazhevskaya, chairman Moskomarchitecture.

Dina Sattarova, Director of the Research and Design Institute for Urban Planning, said that the project for the reconstruction of Dorogomilovskaya embankment was developed on behalf of the Moscow Committee for Architecture and Construction within the framework of the integrated urban development of the coastal areas of Moscow. It will be connected with the existing street and pedestrian network and included in the structure of existing planning solutions that unite the capital’s embankments into a single urban space. Longitudinal and transverse routes will ensure accessibility of the coastal section, and will also link existing residential areas and cultural and recreational public spaces.

Within the framework of the project, a lot of work is to be done to strengthen the river bank. To protect the embankment, it is proposed to reconstruct a part of the existing retaining wall with a length of 256 meters, as well as build a new one with a length of 972 meters. The coastal strengthening project will create comfortable and safe walking areas, as well as equipped slopes to the water.

A bright accent of the project will be a multi-level amphitheater. It will occupy the entire space under the Dorogomilovsky Bridge – from the projected embankment to the Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theater. Also on the embankment will be placed additional places for recreation, an outdoor food court and observation decks.

The development of the Urban Planning Research and Design Institute will compete to win the Public Space nomination with 22 architectural projects from Italy, Germany, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Mexico.

In the near future, The Plan Award’s international jury will select 40 winning projects in 20 nominations in the Completed Projects and Future Projects categories.

The Research and Design Institute for Urban Planning of the City of Moscow regularly takes part in international competitions. In 2021, the project for the reconstruction of the port in Beirut from the Moscow Gradplan Institute took second place in an international competition organized by the Phoenix Prize. The planning project for the territory of microdistricts 15B – 16B of the Bogorodskoye district, developed by the Institute together with the Ostozhenka bureau, was recognized as the winner of the UDAD international award in the category “Concept of urban planning”, and the project of a bicycle bridge in Amsterdam was voted by the organizers of the international architectural competition Amsterdam Cycling Bridge from the Non Architecture magazine became the editorial choice.

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