KCAP create masterplan for 1.5m sqm Moskva River district

3 December 2021
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Former car plant to be transformed into new city neighbourhood

Tenderstream member KCAP has completed the masterplan for ZIL-South in Moscow, Russia, which will transform a 113 ha brownfield former car factory site along to the Moskva River into a high-density 1.5m sq m urban district. The masterplan for ZIL-South was commissioned by Russian developer Etalon Group, and combines three key ambitions for the new neighbourhood: ZIL 15-minutes, ZIL Mosaic and ZIL Public Wealth. 

ZIL-South is set to become Russia’s first district based on the ‘15-minute city’ principle, in which main commercial, business, and public spaces are situated within a 15-minute walk from any point. Two large pedestrian arteries and a network of routes are designed to create easily understandable wayfinding and a comfortable environment for walking, with the neighbourhood's transport system based on the idea of multimodality, enabling all users to access to safe transportation and their quarter within the masterplan.

Another part of the plan is the ZIL Mosaic, in which a variety environments offer distinct areas for residents and visitors. The River Quarters are open and connected to the water, featuring mid-rise, terraced buildings overlooking the river and high-rise structures situated behind them. In the Urban Gardens, a perimeter around mid-rise buildings contains urban villas, with a maximum amount of green space. The Park Quarters includes various types of residential buildings, while the Business Quarters are situated close to the metro stations, transport links, and future business zone.

The third ambition is to maximise the creation of ZIL Public Wealth, a comprehensive 40 ha framework of high-quality and well-thought public spaces and social facilities  including streets, squares and parks.

ZIL-South masterplan will be implemented over 15 years and in 9 phases. The first phase, designed by the Russian architectural firm Buromoscow, is currently under construction.

Lucy Nordberg
Tenderstream Head of Research

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