Branimir Medić & Pero Puljiz
Jason Lee, Patrick Koschuch, Raul Forsoni, Hesh Fekry , Joost Kist, Lenka Rezbarikova.
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de Architekten Cie. designs satellite city near Moscow.
de Architekten Cie. won an invited international Request for Proposal and Tender by Russian real estate developer and construction firm SU‐155, for a new satellite city on the periphery of Moscow. Aside from commercial, services and amenities, the mixed-use development will comprise approximately 15,000 units or over 1 million square meters of residential area ranging from single family detached villas to high density apartment blocks and social housing.
Given the rural context, at the heart of the proposal is a large landscape park which subdivides the development into smaller neighborhoods while simultaneously improving the overall spatial quality of the plan. The park also serves critical sustainability functions which are: to maintain wildlife corridors through the new development which is in a greenfield condition; and to be a biological filter, collecting and cleansing storm water runoff from the new development and recycling it for grey water functions and water based recreational activities.
de Architekten Cie. continues to promote the courtyard block typology, as in Seoul, Korea and Perm, Russia, for its flexibility, density, size and almost limitless configurations. Furthermore, the courtyard block has repeatedly demonstrated its efficacy in promoting social cohesion and harmony through it's clear delineation of public and private space.
Construction is set to begin late 2012 and continue until 2016.