Drees & Sommer, in a consortium with UNK project and Nikken Sekkei, was named a finalist in a renovation contest in Moscow

12.02.2018  - Drees & Sommer, in a consortium with UNK project and Nikken Sekkei, was named a finalist in an architectural and urban planning contest.

Drees & Sommer introduced the concept for one of the 5 pilot experimental sites for renovation of residential properties in Moscow. 

The qualification stage of the contest, organized by the Government of Moscow, was launched in April 2017. More than 130 applications from 291 companies in 20 countries were received. 

The leading local and international architectural bureaus and studios that took part in the contest included: MLA+, AREP GROUP, Zaha Hadid Architects, Architectural bureau «Studio 44», Tsimaylo Lyashenko & Partners bureau, Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, Valode & Pistre Architectes, and others. 

The renovation program involves demolition of dilapidated five-story buildings and resettlement of tenants in modern houses within the residential area. The program, which will be realized for a planned 400 billion rubles, is designed to last 15 years to completion and will consist of more than 5,000 houses.

The project will improve the housing conditions for more than 10 percent of  the Moscow population, and will upgrade hundreds of city neighborhoods in the Russian capital, including development of qualitative and up-to-date social and transportation infrastructure, as well as the improvement of surrounding areas.

The conceptual design presented by the consortium of Drees & Sommer, UNK project, and Nikken Sekkei, involves the creation of a residential environment that meets the needs of contemporary city and its citizens. The principle of district building-up is used to allow efficient zoning of private and public spaces. Each neighborhood has easy access to the required social infrastructure for the comfortable living: stores within walking distance, kindergartens, schools, parks, recreational areas, and parking.

Drees & Sommer has developed a strategy for stage by stage resettlement of  misplaced residents, assessed economic efficiency, and calculated costs required for project implementation.