About ten years ago, only the distant noise of the Moscow Ring Road reminded the inhabitants of Nikolo-Khovanskoye village about the proximity to Moscow. Vast farm fields interspersed with copses, modest houses of intelligentsia hid from the eyes of visitors behind shady apple trees and plums. However, it would be strange to believe that after the connection of vast territories in the south and south-west to Moscow, the "patriarchal" way these estates will remain. The construction near Nikolo-Khovanskoe village is in full swing according to the ambitious master plan of the Seville architects who outlined and cut residential parcels of the future district with precise movements. The new project should complement the area, taking into account its natural qualities and the already present development, with a competitive, relevant and non-trivial residential complex.
Residential complex in New Moscow
178 240 m2
An indisputable advantage of the 5.5 hectare site is its complete isolation in the forest. The new residential complex is located four kilometers from the Moscow Ring Road, Ikea and Foodcity. Nearby - an exit on the expressway, within walking distance - two metro stations: Prokshino in a kilometer and Olkhovaya in one and a half. This location makes the project attractive not only from an investment point of view, but also for young and mobile families who do not want to lose touch with the big city.
Stretched from southeast to northwest, the site inself predetermined the urban development decision of the future district. The projected intra-district road leading to the forest, similar to a gymnastic ribbon, collects pedestrian and car traffic like a magnet. Repeating the road outlines, 23-story residential towers freely spread out on the site. Their position was most thoroughly verified by architects according to the insolation standards and visual advantages, and the number of window to window lots has been minimized. Typologically, the towers and their composition aloowed us to achieve several requirements: a decent number of popular small corner apartments, absence of long objectionable facade planes, creation of interesting views, a series of flowing public and private spaces. It should be noted that when analyzing the site, it turned out to be impossible to design the so beloved recently perimeter development in urban blocks, meant to separate the private and the public.
In the project, the private courtyards are situated in the center of the cromlechs formed by a ring of towers, and the public courtyards present circles that allow vehicles to drive up to the entrances. The sequential alternation of reversal circles and cromlechs allowed us to separate the courtyards from traffic. An educational cluster - a block of primary classes and pre-school facilities - will be located in the southeastern part of the site. Such a location will exclude transit traffic from the territory intended for children. Guests' and residents' cars, for lack of space on the ground, will be placed in a two-level underground parking under the courtyards with the possibility of entering from the inner driveway.
The facades of the complex are made of fiber cement slabs, composite panels with imitation of patinated copper texture and concrete facade tiles of the White Hills type with imitation of clinker brick texture. Blocks of split systems are designed on the basis of the computational fluid dynamics model (CFD), performed by the APEX specialists, and are located in the staircase-elevator node of the tower in an open “technical well” that passes through the entire building.