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A101 project

21/10/2010 by architectural competitions

A101 is a project for a new city of 150.000 people and 13 million m2 of housing near Moscow and the largest development of the Masstab Company. The planning for the city as a whole was designed by an international group of urban designers headed by the Dutch office Maxwan.

At this moment the project has entered a new stage – the detailed design of part of the development. In the near future, 1,2 million m2 of housing will be constructed on an area of 154 ha on the basis of a masterplan that is designed in competition by four renowned teams:

MVRDV – The Netherlands

KCAP/Next Architects – the Netherlands

Hilmer Sattler Albrecht – Germany

EDDAE – Spain

This masterplan and the rest of the A101 project are based on the Block City concept that was developed by the competition’s curator Bart Goldhoorn. This means that 80% of the urban blocks in the project should have a standard size.

Simultaneously with the closed competition for the masterplan Masshtab Company invites architects from all over the world to send in projects for an open competition for urban blocks that can be used in the A101 project. Since it is planned to build over 500 blocks, the result of the competition will not just be the choice of one winning project, but the creation of a catalogue of possible solutions that can be applied on different locations and in different stages of realization of the A101 project.

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