THE GREEN CIRCLE

Moscow
2014

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The project aims to create a sustainable green city, according to the respect of the environment and the social life as fundamental points for urban developing.

The solution attached analyses the relationship between the potentialities of the landascape, rich of forest, green extended areas and lake mirrors, and the need of creating comfortable places and buildings, pleasant to live but also easy to manage for what concerns the consumption of energy and usability.

The buildings are organised and composed to allow the permeability through green existing areas and the integration between the different functions requested: pedestrian and cycling lanes, separated by the car’s ones, connect all the areas through green routes, like a ring, and at the same time trees and gardens connect all the buildings. In particular, according to sustainable principles, all residential areas are brushed by little lakes (“green corridors” and “nature trails”) that permit the control of water nearby and are located far away from the traffic routes.

All pubblic functions, as commercial activities, services and metro are concentrated in the north-west area, near the main traffic road, and all parking areas are located on basement to relieve the traffic on the areas nearby the buildings, while two towers (30 floors each) house in many of service functions,  to free up external areas for gardens. In particular, the roofs of these buildings are like long green ramps, that not only permits to achieve comfortable temperatures inside the buildings, but also can be walked through, connecting the areas on the south, over the main street, with the areas on the north, like a big “bridge”.

Project
MAO Architects
Location
Moscow
Year
2014
Residential Gross Floor Area
1.649.430 sq. m
Commercial Gross Floor Area
103.670 sq. m
Office Gross Floor Area
605.600 sq. m
Client
Masshtab - A101
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