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Moscow Agglomeration Competition Unveils Sustainable Master Plans for the City of the Future

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On September 12, 2012 @ 3:36 pm In Announcements,Architecture,Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Renewable Energy,Urban design | 1 Comment

Moscow Agglomeration Competition, Grumbach & Associes, Buro Happold, Capital Cities Planning Group, Moscow, urban development, energy efficiency, urban planning, public transportation, architecture competition winners [1]

France’s Antoine Grumbach & Associes SA with Wilmotte & Associes SA won the prize for the overall planning of Moscow [2]. The winner in the category for the best solution for the new federal government center was the Capital Cities Planning Group – an umbrella team bringing together Urban Design Associates from the U.S., Prof Larry Beasley CM of Vancouver, Gillespies from the UK and Buro Happold’s Glasgow office.

Antoine Grumbach & Associes suggested a plan that would consist of the main city, a protective green belt up to 15km wide, and a belt of satellite cities organized at a 100km distance of each other. The building sites will be concentrated in the west of the metropolitan area with a long-term settlement planned to be built-in the east. In order to connect the new settlements, the French team proposed the formation of a new transit system [3] in the form of three rings, with particular focus on high-speed public transportation. The constellation of 8 “gateway cities” will connect the center with the periphery of the agglomeration.

Meanwhile, Buro Happold’s Glasgow office completed a master plan for New Moscow City. Their design aims to become the world’s first zero-carbon [4], zero-waste and zero-contaminated water capital. The New Moscow City is designed to be completed in 2020 and is planned to provide housing to some 550,000 people. The city will be a car-free zone [5], with personal rapid transit pods and a mass transit metro system which will connect it to the outside world.

Via World Architecture News [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/09/New-Moscow-Masterplan-2.jpg

[2] planning of Moscow: http://inhabitat.com/mecanoos-green-moscow-university-plan-wins-support-of-russian-president-medvedev/

[3] transit system: http://inhabitat.com/super-fast-vacuum-transport-tube-could-travel-from-new-york-to-la-in-under-an-hour/

[4] zero-carbon: http://inhabitat.com/vincent-callebauts-zero-carbon-biotic-arch-is-a-gnarly-self-sufficient-skyscraper/

[5] car-free zone: http://inhabitat.com/summer-streets-car-free-days-in-nyc/

[6] World Architecture News: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=20680

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