MVRDV wins serp & molot factory redevelopment in moscow
 
MVRDV wins serp & molot factory redevelopment in moscow
apr 28, 2014

MVRDV wins serp & molot factory redevelopment in moscow

MVRDV wins serp & molot factory redevelopment in moscow
image © MVRDV

 

 

 

dutch practice MVRDV is to complete the refurbishment of the ‘serp & molot’ (hammer & sickle) factory in moscow. located in the eastern part of the city, the urban concept respects the existing structure of the 85 hectare industrial plot, creating room for a 1.8 million square meter mixed use development.

 

the scheme involves the refurbishment of the original factory constructed in 1884. the winning design builds upon the current layout of the site, taking characteristic streets, and adding layers of complexity to the neighborhood. historical elements such as chimneys and pipes are preserved, while other structures are integrated within the new buildings. large factories are replaced by urban blocks that follow the footprint of the former edifice with additional green courtyards diversifying the space.

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dutch practice MVRDV is to complete the refurbishment of the factory in eastern moscow
image © MVRDV

 

 

 

communal public amenities and and retail outlets are positioned at ground floor level, resulting in a dense and lively urban venue that responds to the previous nature of the site. overlooking the neighborhood, a skywalk connects the scheme in between the treetops. playgrounds, sports facilities and open air markets are placed below providing the site’s occupants with a diverse range of services.

 

accommodation will be developed in phases, eventually housing 19,000 people and 16,000 jobs, with a total investment of 180 billion rouble. the vast project is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

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the urban concept respects the structure of the 85 hectare industrial zone
image © MVRDV

mvrdv serp molot factory moscow designboom
the project creates room for a 1.8 million square meter mixed use development
image © MVRDV

mvrdv serp molot factory moscow designboom
the scheme involves the refurbishment of the original factory built in 1884
image © MVRDV

mvrdv serp molot factory moscow designboom
the winning design builds upon the current layout of the site
image © MVRDV

mvrdv serp molot factory moscow designboom
the scheme adds new layers of complexity to the neighborhood
image © MVRDV

mvrdv serp molot factory moscow designboom
historical elements such as large chimneys and pipes are preserved
image © MVRDV

mvrdv serp molot factory moscow designboom
other structures are integrated within the new buildings
image © MVRDV

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an aerial view of the development
image © MVRDV

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

location: moscow, russia
year: 2014
area: 1.8 million sqm
budget: undisclosed
client: JSC don stroy invest.
design team: winy maas, jacob van rijs and nathalie de vries with jeroen zuidgeest, klaas hofman, mick van gemert, johannes pilz, piya limpiti
partners: landscape and urban design: LAB, rotterdam, the netherlands
urban design & planning: am proektus, moscow, russia
engineering: PROMOS, moscow, russia

 

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