Nagatinsky Zaton Subway Station Concept

Nagatinsky Zaton Subway Station Concept

Just like it often happens in nature, complicated things sometimes pretend to be simple, and simple things at first can seem complicated. The the Nagatinsky Zaton metro station concept is the same, in its basis there are circles converging to the center, simple forms reflecting complicated evolution process which has happened in this area and in this city.

There were small lakes here before, and later the new riverbed of the Moskva River has been formed, and everything that is left from the old area is this island. The island is our concept basis. On the island there are a lot of beavers, they even call it Bobrovsky island, and sure, there are a lot of dumped trees here, too. A tree and its rings by which it is possible to see its age and history — this is the concept basis, too. Moscow with its development by rings, radial roads and lines of the subway are essence and basis of the concept too. Besides, the new station will be a part of the third transfer ring. So, these rings which might seem simple at first, actually reflect a huge number of events and details, important for history of the place.


Архитектурный облик станций Московского метро 2018 г, диплом Финалиста
Russia, Moscow
5,721 m2

The station lobby has the strict and structural form. To provide this, accent and decorative lighting is used. In general the project implies complex light decisions that create additional volume and increase the comfort of passengers.

The ground pavilion is performed in the form of strict and simple volume in which the rings forming the entrance portal are inscribed. Imposing of rings forms the pavilion entrance group. This particular solution looks modern and at the same time sends us to the history of subway construction. The main material in the pavilion finishing is polished concrete. Infrastructure is also subordinated to the main concept — the rings which are laid out by stone blocks, narrowing to the pavilion entrance.

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Project team
  • Amir Idiatulin
  • Andrey Sidorov
  • Natalia Buravkova
  • Natalia Kutienkova
  • Anton Gubanov
  • Maria Yukhtanova
  • Sergey Shishkin