Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 on Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line in Moscow by Zaha Hadid Architects 

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals design of Moscow metro station

UK studio Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its design for the Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2, which is being built in the south of Moscow as part of the expansion of the city's metro system.

The station in the Nagatinsky Zaton district forms part of Moscow's new Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line, which translates as Large Circle Line, that is currently under construction.

Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 on Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line in Moscow by Zaha Hadid Architects 

Set to be built at the intersection of Klenoviy Boulevard and Kolomenskaya Street in the south of the city near the Moscow River, the station will serve as an interchange between the Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line and the planned Biryulevskaya Line.

The station is also position to provide access to the riverside Kolomenskoye park, which contains several palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed church.

Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 on Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line in Moscow by Zaha Hadid Architects 

Visuals released by Zaha Hadid Architects show two above-ground pavilions that will provide access to the ticket halls and platforms below ground.

Each of the pavilions has a roof that rises up from the stairs to cover the buildings. Glass walls will enclose the metro station entrances.

Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 on Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line in Moscow by Zaha Hadid Architects 

Within the station, a series of columns will be used to help direct traffic, while columns along the platform edge will be spaced to communicate where the centre of the platform is.

"A series of columns on the station's platforms are shaped to express instances of the same form being marginally distorted as it moves through space, with each column being a slight variation in the form to signify its distance from the centre of the platform," said the studio.

"The columns are developed as 'arrows' that direct passengers and also integrate lines of light on the ceiling and the floors to provide way-finding, functional lighting and signify platform edges."

Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 on Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line in Moscow by Zaha Hadid Architects 

A system of linear lighting will be used to help direct passengers with lighting conditions adjusted to warn passengers of the arrival of a train.

"Providing intuitive navigation throughout, the design incorporates new innovations in lighting and passenger information systems to define the next generation of stations on Moscow's renowned metro system," added the studio.

Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 on Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line in Moscow by Zaha Hadid Architects 

Zaha Hadid Architects is one of the world's best-known architecture studios. Founded by the late Zaha Hadid in 1980 the studio is now lead by Patrik Schumacher.

Recent transport projects from the studio include a high-speed train station in Tallinn, and a collaboration with A-Lab to design two stations on Oslo's new metro line.


Project credits:

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
ZHA design director: Christos Passas
ZHA Team: Anna Uborevic-Borovskaya, Mihai-Dragos Potra, Alex Turner, Liudmila Harrison-Jones
Consortium members: Systematica, Krost, Metropolis Group, Rider Levett Bucknall
Lighting design: Arup Lighting (Giulio Antonutto, Pavlina Akritas)