Zaha Hadid Architects are building the city of the future outside of Moscow

Zaha Hadid Architects are building the city of the future outside of Moscow
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14 November 2018

British design firm Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed plans for an eco-friendly smart city just outside of Moscow.

Built on the Moskva River to the west of the Russian capital, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will cover some 460 hectares, with 4 million square meters of new buildings.

Zaha Hadid Architects will lead the work in collaboration with Russia-based TPO Pride Architects.

The company say they want the suburb to be a “global benchmark for smart, sustainable cities.” As well as integrating electric mobilities, services, and smart tech into the city’s urban fabric, there will also be a strong focus on the local environment, with more than over one-third of neighbourhoods being given over to parkland and forest.

The plans are a response to Moscow’s rapid growth, with the city’s population skyrocketing by 30 percent in the past 20 years. The development will provide homes for some 66,500 people, as well as space for schools, clinics, shopping areas and offices.