"75th Quarter" in Khoroshevo-Mnevniki district

"75th Quarter" in Khoroshevo-Mnevniki district

Project number: 13

Status: project

Client: "Krost"

Address: 41-45 Marshala Zhoukova lane, Khoroshovo-Mnevniki district, Moscow, Russia

Appointment: 2003

Completion: 2003

Architects: V.Plotkin, S.Gusarev, U.Grigoriev, V.Korotaev, A.Kuzmin, T.Malarchuk, A.Pasternak, A.Tolstikov, A.Chernikhov

The aim of the project is the reconstruction of four Moscow district blocks (75th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd quarters) with obligatory demolition of “Khrushevki” – 4-5 storey residential buildings built in the 1960’s by the government of  Mr.Khrushev as a temporary housing solution for workers. Using the Chinese experience, architects have tried to combine the demolition of the houses with preservation of the existing social infrastructure of all quarters that has been formed during more than 50 years. It is planned to preserve all trees, main streets as well as main keynotes of the landscape like views on the water front of the Moscow River, replacing the Khrushev-time constructions with modern 3-storey attached town houses. The necessary building density will be achieved by constructing high rise towers of different shapes, consisting of vertical towers connected by horizontal beams, based on the idea of a “horizontal skyscraper” by El Lissitsky.