Moscow Metropolitan
Rizhskaya ploshchad’, Moscow, Russia
Project authors:
Boris Voskoboуnikov, Maria Akhremenkova
Project group:
Alina Epifanova, Maxim Frolov, Evgeny Nezamaykin
Concept, 2016

The visual image of Rzhevskaya station is inspired by brick manufacturing traditions of ancient Rzhev town. Brick is a time proved material strongly associated with old Moscow. The project was designed to create facing of arches out of special lightweight Rzhev-made bricks, reminding chambers’ arch covers of historical buildings. The high-tech side of the Moscow metro is symbolized with blocks of a modern building material – glass brick. The name of the station is made of shift layered bricks. This combination demonstrates the legacy and continuity of Moscow and Rzhev history, a transition from traditional materials to innovative and bright future with metro being a major part of it. This approach of combining classical and new materials is a common practice among top architects like Frank O. Gehry, Renzo Piano, MVRDV, OMA and many other high-end contemporary architects. Recommended materials: clinker brick and glass brick (for walls), local granite slab (for floor), and built-in standard LED lamps.

107078, Moscow
Sadovaya-Chernogryazskaya 8, bld. 8
Vox architects