Solntsevo Metro Station / Nefa Architects

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  • Architects: Margarita Kornienko, Maria Tarasova
  • Location: Solntsevo Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
  • Chief Architect: Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Authors Team: Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Mertsalova, Viktor Kolupaev
  • Area: 3935.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ilya Ivanov
  • Chief Engineer: Sergey Kurepin
  • Project Management: Daria Turkina
  • Client: Mosinzhproekt
  • Visualization: Dmitry Tridenov, Rustam Yusupov
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Text description provided by the architects. In 2014 our project was chosen through an international open call held by Strelka KB upon request of Moscomarchitecture. The concept is site-specific and based on two main subjects: Sunlight, its architectural comprehension and a characteristic slope roof of a  summer cottage “dacha”.

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Name of the site inspired the Sun motif and the slope roof motif came from the history of the area, that in the 1920s and 30s was one of the first places designated for workers settlements. Perforation of the

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Floor Plans and Elevation - Ticket Hall
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pavilions creates an effect of sunbeams penetrating the roof, in the underground halls we use the same effect but generated by reflected artificial light instead of daylight.

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The outdoor pavilions are assembled from a number of white concrete panels, on the outside concrete is textured with vertical grooves that are repeating the lines of joints between panels. The notches are visible in order to highlight the rhythm of the facade.

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Floor Plans and Elevation - Ticket Hall Floor Plans and Elevation - Ticket Hall
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