Russian architecture office Project Meganom have won the competition to redesign the Moscow riverfront. Their project includes green spaces, improved public transportation and various cultural and educational nodes distributed along the river. Special green islands on the northern bank will be used for water purification and will be the site of an iconic building that will act as a gateway to a system of 10 parks and gardens.
The main idea of the masterplan is to provide more connectivity within the area and improve transport facilities like the local metro, bus and tram routes and cycling and walking infrastructure. Major points of the masterplan will be connected with this network that would run along the Moscow River.
Public spaces will be introduced to the riverfront and will facilitate communication and cultural and educational activities. These green spaces will have six port and recreational nodes that will serve as the area’s key meeting points. The entire project is based on the idea of treating the river as a link instead of a barrier.