Metropolitan Gardens, Moscow

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Metropolitan Gardens, Moscow

Pragmatic and Metropolitan Strategy

A pragmatic metropolitan strategy means a rigorous level-based organisation of the different uses that is operationally accurate and precise.

Parking for residents, parking for shops, a commercial street for common use, elevated garden and common areas for residents, homes, and a gymnasium and solarium on the roof.

The strength of the project comes from the conditions of the terrain, which has a sharp incline on the south, and from its complex plan.

The heart of the project is a large, delicate garden which is completely private, has wonderful views and is very sunny. This elevated garden is the organizational hub for the accesses and lends character and identity to the homes.

Fragmented and sunny

The volume of the L-shaped layout drafted in the Master Plan clearly shows the huge volume to be built and leaves most of the free space on the north of the plot, which is isolated from the rest of the surroundings, both Bolshoy Nikolovorobinsky Street and the Karpov Institute Park. This is not, therefore, a good solution.

Splitting the building and placing the volumes as far away from each other as possible, to the east and to the west, makes the complex lighter and airier, and gives it a smaller and more manageable appearance. Furthermore, the resulting surface area gained on the ground plan, which would be well oriented to the south, becomes the heart of the project with an elevated, sunny garden.

Now it is no longer just a housing complex, but a place with an identity that gives meaning and structure to the complex, and makes it truly memorable.

Location Mosow, Rusia
Client State Development Moscow
Architects Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos
City Makers
State Development
Design team Agustín Martín, Javier Malo de Molina, Jaime Álvarez, Cristina Cordero, María Domínguez, Carlota Galán, Elena Garicano, María González, Jonás Prieto, María Pilar Recio, Giamario Secchi
Renders HPAL
Internacional restricted competition by invitation First prize
Date 2014