The Northern River Terminal of Moscow Public space by The Government of Moscow

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
The Northern River Terminal of Moscow

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Public space

INSPIRATION:
The Palace of the River Terminal is a piece of architecture heritage of regional significance and is one of the most-known symbols of Moscow that is captured in many famous movies Volga-Volga, Novaya Moskva, Colleagues, Vertical race, Domestic Circumstances and others. The main architectural design theme of the Northern River Terminal is the depiction of Moscow as the Harbor of the Five Seas.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A unique historical piece of architecture from the 1930s, the Palace of the Northern River Terminal, was restored. During the reconstruction works it was possible to preserve most of the original elements of the building and interior details, and the missing parts were overhauled according to the historical patterns. The restoration project was aimed at reviving the historical services of the river terminal as a transportation infrastructure and a place of mass attraction.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The restoration project was aimed at reviving the historical services of the river terminal as a transportation infrastructure and a place of mass attraction for year-around recreation activities. Besides, the palace-terminal can now be used again to shoot movies and hold city events.After the restoration and adaptation for contemporary usage the Northern River Terminal is able to accommodate 4 vessels at a time, and 24 vessels a day. As at its best the river terminal capacity will amount to 1.5M passengers a season.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The restoration works started in August 2018 in Moscow, Russia, the inauguration of the renovated river terminal was held in September 2020.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The successful synthesis of architecture, sculpture and painting made the station building an outstanding example of the Stalinist Empire style. The basement of the building is made of polished red granite, the main portals are made of gray-green diorite, combined with the whiteness of the gallery columns, the color composition enhances the expressiveness of the building. The design takes into account the natural slope of the land towards the embankment; the architects used it to create the transition of the building from two floors of the park side to three floors of the quayside.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The overall space of the three-floor palace is 5.3 km2, the length is 150 meters. The height of the steeple is 27 meters. And a united green area of about 100 hectares.

TAGS:
historical reconstruction, urban planning, piece of architectural heritage, transportation hub, place of mass attraction

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The research and design institute of urban planning MosTransProekt created the project for improvement and landscaping of the Northern River Terminal and transport services schemes on the territory. It was possible to preserve most of the original elements of the building and interior details, and the missing parts were overhauled according to the historical patterns.New materials, systems of electrification and water supply would preserve the environment. E-vehicles are used on the territory of the Northern River Terminal to decrease negative footprint for the park territory and nearby residential areas.

CHALLENGE:
The main goal of the restoration was to preserve the original appearance of the river terminal. At the same time, it was decided to use modern technologies and materials in the design of the park's spaces. During the restoration, the greatest attention was drawn to the restoration of the Star, which was located on the spire of the Northern River Terminal.

ADDED DATE:
2020-09-28 09:46:31

TEAM MEMBERS (7) :
The Government of Moscow, The Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, The Department of Cultural Heritage , The State Institution MosTransProekt, LLC Engineering Geology of Historical Territories, LLC GeoSphere and LLC Artstroitechnology

IMAGE CREDITS:
The Government of Moscow

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
The Government of Moscow

PROFILE:
The Northern River Terminal restoration project, commissioned by the Government of Moscow, provided the revival of the terminal’s historical function as a transport facility and place for year-round Muscovites' recreation. The museum inside the terminal building will be a point of attraction for anyone interested in Moscow transport history. The Moscow public transport system consists of a wide-range of organizations responsible for speed, comfort and safety in the management of city traffic. The principal regulatory body, forming and implementing public transport policy is the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of Moscow.

NOMINATION DETAILS

The Northern River Terminal of Moscow Public Space by The Government of Moscow is a Nominee in Urban Planning and Urban Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

The Northern River Terminal of Moscow Public Space by The Government of Moscow is Winner in Urban Planning and Urban Design Category, 2020 - 2021.



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